Brave Tern Ready to Return Home
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern will now commence its transit back to Europe for final demobilisation in Esbjerg, Denmark, after it installed the final wind turbine at the Block Island Wind Farm yesterday.
“The Block Island Wind Farm project has truly been a team effort. As this project is the first ever offshore wind farm constructed in the US, it has required meticulous planning and preparations to ensure the safe and efficient completion,” said project manager at Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, Eskil Røset.
The company stated that the US market has a large untapped potential, which could provide significant growth to the industry.
Technicians from Global Wind Service (GWS), a Fred. Olsen-related company, have carried out the offshore assembly work for the project under a separate contract for GE Renewable Energy.
“We are extremely proud to have been part of this historic first offshore wind project in the US together with GE Renewable Energy, Deepwater Wind, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and the rest of the involved parties,” said Michael Høj Olsen, Chief Commercial Officer of GWS. “This is yet another example of the importance of thorough planning and assigning the right team of skilled and experienced technicians and project management. There is no doubt that our extensive experience in GWS has been key to deliver on yet another offshore wind project.”