FRED.OLSEN WINDCARRIER WINS CONTRACT FOR THOR WIND PROJECT
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has been contracted by the Danish company Geo to supply a vessel for the preliminary geotechnical investigations for the Thor offshore wind project in the Danish North Sea. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will utilise the Liftboat Jill to support Geo with the offshore borehole campaign. Jill will provide a stable and robust platform for the campaign which is scheduled to commence June 2020. The purpose of the assignment is to acquire geotechnical and geological information about the subsurface to be used as a basis for developers to assess the soil conditions for the Thor project.
“We are very excited to be working with Geo on this project. The two companies combine the best of maritime and offshore wind experience with the most extensive expertise within the fields of soil and seabed investigations”, says Thomas Lund, Sales Manager at Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.
Jens Brink Clausen, Department Director at Geo says: “We are looking forward to do the first geotechnical work on Thor for Energinet.dk this summer. Our new cooperation with Fred Olsen Windcarrier will ensure a very safe and robust solution for the drilling operations.”
The Thor offshore wind farm will be located in the North Sea west of Thorsminde by Nissum Fjord at a distance of 20 kilometres from the shore of west Jutland in Denmark .Thor will have a capacity of between 800MW and 1,000MW.
Liftboat Jill is a self-propelled DP2 vessel that can operate in the geotechnical, offshore wind, offshore construction, Oil & Gas and cable repair markets. She is outfitted to support customer’s construction, maintenance, production enhancement, and decommissioning projects. Jill is equipped with 102m long legs, a rack and pinion hydraulic jacking system, a large cargo deck, and in addition to her main crane, crane coverage by three auxiliary cranes.
(Source and image: Fred.Olsen Windcarrier – Lftboat Jill)