Ship Photo of the Day – Jacked Up In a North Sea Wind Farm

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Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s “Brave Tern” and “Bold Tern” jacked up at Global Tech 1 Offshore Windfarm in the North Sea off the coast of Germany. The wind farm’s array consists of 80 wind turbines each with a capacity of 5 megawatts making for total capacity of 400 megawatts.

The Gusto MCS-designed Brave Tern and Bold Tern are self-elevating and self-propelled wind turbine installation vessels, with DP2 dynamic positioning systems and fitted with a Voith Schneider propulsion. Each vessel comes equipped with an 800 tonne “wrap around the leg” offshore-rated crane with a 24-meter outreach and 102-meter over deck reach, as well as a robust, continuous type jacking system.

Thanks to Captain Tony Cato of the Brave Tern for sharing the photo.