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    Self-propelled jack-up Neptune named at Port of Ostend

    Vessel & ROV News // March 8, 2012

    Neptune will go to work shortly on the Thornton Bank offshore windfarm.

    TheáDP2 jack-up vessel Neptune was named on 08 Marcháatáthe Port of Ostend by Mrs Isabel Casteleyn, partner of Federal State Secretary for Energy and the Environment Melchior Wathelet.

    The self-propelled jack-up vessel was built by IHC Merwede for GeoSea NV, the offshore marine construction divisionáofáDEME Group.

    The contract for the detailed design, construction and delivery of the jack-upáwas signedáon 16 September 2010. Theákeel was laid on 25 March 2011 and the unitáwas launched on 23 September 2011.

    The 60m longáNeptune is a DP2ájack-upáand is equipped with a 600 tonne crane that is fully integrated into the hull.

    Neptune will work mainly in the offshore windfarm installation market.

    Neptune also has aá'Green Passport fromáclass societyáABS.

    Neptune'sáfirst assignment will take it to the Thornton Bank offshore windfarm off the Belgian coast, where it will install 48 wind turbines for the second and third stages of the C-Power project.

    Subsequently,áNeptune will be mobilised to the German waters of the North Sea for the construction ofáthe Trianel West Borkum II windfarmáand the EnBW Baltic 2 windfarm.

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