Jan de Nul obtains jack-up heavy lift vessel

Jan De Nul Group signed the taking-over of the offshore jack-up crane vessel Vidar, formerly operating for the German company Hochtief.

Although specifically built with the offshore wind industry in mind, the Vidar is also suitable to install other offshore facilities such as tidal current turbines, wave energy generators, met masts and oil and gas infrastructure.

The vessel is 140 m long and is equipped with four legs to lift itself above the sea level for stable working without impact of the waves.

The lifting capacity of the vessel is up to 1,2000 tonnes. It can install all kinds of foundations, as well as the latest generation of wind turbines, in water depths up to 50 m, according to Jan De Nul.

“The investment in a jack-up installation vessel like the Vidar is a logical step forward thanks to which Jan De Nul Group can now offer a unique all-in solution to the offshore market,” Jan de Nul’s press release reads.

Jan De Nul Group is a Belgian dredging and marine construction company specialized in providing services for offshore industry of oil, gas and renewable energy sectors.

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