Jan De Nul Sells Taillevent

Jan De Nul Group has sold the jack-up installation vessel Taillevent to an undisclosed buyer.

The sale includes the vessel only, with the crew deployed to other Jan De Nul vessels.

Tailevent
Taillevent. Source: Jan De Nul

The decision to sell is a result of the rapid change in future offshore wind component sizes, requiring larger and custom-designed installation vessels during construction, Jan De Nul said.

Jan De Nul Group has positioned itself for next-generation offshore wind, with new vessels under construction including the Voltaire, the world’s tallest jack-up vessel, and the floating installation vessel Les Alizés for heavier components, as well as an extension of the cable-laying fleet with the acquisition of the Connector.

Other newbuild projects are currently being evaluated to further enhance the Jan De Nul Group fleet of installation vessels, the company said.

During her time at Jan De Nul Group, the Taillevent executed offshore wind projects in Europe and Asia.

Photo: Taillevent. Source: Jan De Nul