JEAN DE NUL ENTERS LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH RWE FOR NEXT-GEN INSTALLATION VESSELS
Jan De Nul Group has signed an agreement with RWE, a German energy provider, for the long-term chartering of two next-generation installation vessels for future offshore wind foundation and turbine construction. The charters are supported by a Service Agreement through which Jan De Nul Group will provide both in-house and market solutions and services, to support and perform installation campaigns for RWE’s offshore wind projects.
The partnership includes the exclusive and long-term charter of the two next-generation offshore installation vessels Les Alizés and Voltaire. Both can be used at RWE’s current and future offshore construction projects and, if needed, to run maintenance campaigns at its existing offshore wind farm portfolio.
Les Alizés has been chartered for more than five years, and is a purpose-built vessel designed for transporting, lifting, and installing wind turbine foundations. With the ability to lift up to 5,000 tonnes and with a deck loading capacity of 61,000 tonnes, she is capable of handling the scale and design of future foundations that will support the next generation of wind turbines. Les Alizés’ first project will be the Danish offshore project Thor. Foundation installation works for this 1,000-megawatt wind farm are due to take place in 2025.
(Source and image: Jean De Nul – Installation vessel Les Alizés/Portal Morski)