January 05, 2022

In accordance with the previously announced vessel upgrade programme, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) has executed a firm contract with Huisman for a second 1600 ton crane to upgrade Brave Tern. Installation is scheduled to be completed in 2024. Once upgraded, Brave Tern will be able to install foundations and all known next generation offshore wind turbines.
“As we announced in 2020, we have initiated an upgrade programme for our existing fleet where Bold Tern is currently undergoing a major upgrade, including replacement of the crane. Brave Tern will be next in line and ready when the next generation turbines enter the market. As a leading turbine installation and service provider we continue to develop our teams and assets in order to remain a trusted partner for our clients in the years to come, as we see significant growth and great potential in offshore wind,” says Alexandra Koefoed, CEO, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.
The upgrade programme is initiated to ensure that FOWIC’s fleet of vessels follow market needs and remain competitive – also when the next turbine generations are coming to the market. The ongoing upgrade and crane replacement works on Bold Tern at Keppel Fels in Singapore is progressing according to plan and budget. The crane order is another important milestone in the overall fleet development program. With three vessels that will be upgraded and plans for a newbuild, FOWIC is investing to have a diversified, highly competitive fleet to meet the overall growth in the offshore wind market.
Brave Tern is a self-elevating and self-propelled jack-up offshore wind turbine installation vessel, designed to meet the highest possible standards of operation and safety. She is continuously upgraded to maximize efficiency, guaranteeing you cost-effective installations.
Fred. Olsen Ocean is the parent company for Fred. Olsen related companies active in the offshore renewables industry: Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Global Wind Service (GWS).
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