Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Jack-up ‘Brave Tern’ Completes Major Crane Refit At Damen Shiprepairs Amsterdam
Brave Tern, the 132-metre jack-up operated by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS, has completed a major crane refit at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam. The main operation was the insertion of a 20-metre section into the main boom of the 800-tonne crane, allowing it to reach a height of 120 metres. This upgrade now allows it to install and maintain the next generation of wind turbines. The operation to insert the additional section took 30 days in total. It required the unreeving of all the crane wires before the crane boom could be dropped down to rest on a support structure built from containers. The boom was then cut in two and the new section inserted and secured using flanges. Following the completion of the new boom the wires were re-reeved and a series of load tests conducted before the crane was certified ready for operations.
Brave Tern Crossed the Mid-Atlantic
http://windcarrier.com/media/news/#100616 25th July 2016 Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Brave Tern has passed the halfway mark in her journey to the Block Island Wind Farm carrying five GE Renewable Energy Haliade 150-6MW nacelles.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS takes delivery of newbuilt “Brave Tern” from Dubai
Brave Tern Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS, which is indirectly owned on a 50/50 basis by Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA, has today taken delivery of the newbuild “Brave Tern” from the Lamprell Shipyard in Dubai. The “Brave Tern” is a self-elevating vessel for installation of offshore wind turbines and associated equipment. It will be operated through Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to provide transport and installation services to the expanding offshore wind markets. The vessel will shortly mobilize to perform its first contract.Upload News