Jan De Nul acquires turbine/foundation installation vesselVessel & ROV News // September 18, 2015
Jan de Nul has acquired Vidar from Hochtief.
Jan De Nul has confirmed that it has acquired the turbine installation vessel Vidar from Hochtief in Germany. “With Vidar in our fleet we have considerably extended our services for the installation of offshore windfarms,” said Peter De Pooter, manager, offshore renewables at Jan De Nul.
Vidar is less than two years old and was specifically designed and built to install offshore windfarms. The vessel is one of the largest of its kind in the world with a large deck space and payload and 1,200 tonne capacity crane.
Apart from turbines, the vessel can also install foundations, in water depths of up to 50m.
Although built with the offshore wind industry in mind, Vidar is also capable of installing other offshore equipment, such as tidal turbines, wave energy generators, met masts and infrastructure for the offshore oil and gas industry.