Fred. Olsen gets contract for Thor wind farm

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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 use 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 start 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,” said Thomas Lund, sales manager at Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. “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.”

Liftboat Jill is a self-propelled DP2 vessel that can operate in the geotechnical, offshore wind, offshore construction, oil and gas, and cable-repair markets. (Courtesy: Fred. Olsen Windcarrier)

“We are looking forward to do the first geotechnical work on Thor for Energinet.dk this summer,” said Jens Brink Clausen, department director at Geo. “Our new cooperation with Fred. Olsen Windcarrier will ensure a very safe and robust solution for the drilling operations.”

Liftboat Jill is a self-propelled DP2 vessel that can operate in the geotechnical, offshore wind, offshore construction, oil and gas, and cable-repair markets. It is outfitted to support customers’ construction, maintenance, production enhancement, and decommissioning projects. Jill is equipped with 102-meter-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.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier provides innovative and tailored services for the transport, installation, and maintenance of offshore wind farms.

Building on more than 170 years of offshore and marine experience, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier was established in 2008 to service the growing offshore wind sector. The company now operates three class-leading purpose-built jack-up vessels; Bold Tern, Brave Tern, and Blue Tern. Recently, a long-term time charter for the O&M jack-up vessel Jill was signed, and she is now under commercial management of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.

The Fred. Olsen Windcarrier vessels have installed 600 wind turbines offshore and gained extensive experience installing the latest generation offshore wind turbines on some of the world’s largest wind farms.

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