Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has signed a long-term time charter with Falcon Global for their jack-up vessel Jill. The jack-up vessel will be an integrated part of the Fred. Olsen Windcarrier jack-up fleet for offshore wind, where she will be under commercial management of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. She will be working out of Europe and carry out O&M work in offshore wind.
The vessel was scheduled to commence work in Europe in mid-April 2019. Jill´s first job in Europe will be suction-bucket installation tests out of Frederikshavn in Denmark together with Universal Foundation. The first contracts for main component exchanges will be shortly after arrival.
“With Jill joining our fleet, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier can provide a competitive vessel to the O&M market for the 3-5 MW offshore wind turbines,” said Casper Toft, chief commercial officer with Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. “Jill is capable of servicing up to 80 percent of the installed offshore wind base, and we look forward to showing the offshore wind market what this vessel is capable of. Apart from using her for major component exchanges within O&M, she can, among other things, also be used for offshore accommodation and for blade transportation.”
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