Belgium: Alstom Hires Bold Tern
Alstom has hired “Bold Tern” jack-up installation vessel, owned by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, to complete the offshore operations at the Belwind offshore wind farm.
Recently, the company announced that they have faced a delay during the installation of Alstom’s 6MW Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine, for which they found a solution in the form of another vessel.
The wind turbine was scheduled to be completely installed in July, however, pile dredging and grouting of the jacket installation have taken a large part of the slot that Alstom had with the jack-up vessel ‘Pacific Osprey’, which could not be extended.
After Bold Tern arrives to the port of Ostend this week, the preliminary works (loading of components) will ensue.
The company expects that the turbine will be fully installed in the course of October.
Offshore WIND staff, September 23, 2013; Image: fredolsen