Harren & Partner Group Adds Thor to Jack-Up Fleet
German shipping and logistics group Harren & Partner has acquired the 108 metres long jack-up vessel Thor from the Belgium-based offshore installation services company DEME, for an undisclosed fee.
The vessel, which sails under the Madeiran flag, has a 500-tone capacity, a high-outreach offshore crane, and a fully equipped accommodation block for up to 56 people.
The dynamic positioning (DP2) jack-up crane vessel was built in 2010 and was mainly deployed for the installation and maintenance of offshore wind farms.
“Thor is a modern ship with a flexible economic design. A valuable addition to our fleet, she underlines our growth ambitions in the rapidly expanding market for offshore wind energy,” said Heiko Felderhoff, Managing Director of the Harren & Partner Group.
The Harren & Partner fleet now consists of four offshore construction units: The DP2 offshore construction and heavy lift vessel Mexican Giant, the DP3 offshore construction heavy-lift twin-gantry catamaran VB-10,000 (US flag, Jones Act compliant), and the two jack-up vessels, Wind Lift I (DP1) and Thor.
According to the company, the fleet is designed to provide full turnkey major component exchanges for the offshore wind industry.
Harren & Partner, together with its ARGE N1 joint venture partners Offshore Wind Solutions (OWS) GmbH and Wind Multiplikator GmbH, recently announced that it will deploy Thor for major components exchange services at the Nordsee One wind farm offshore Germany.
Thor will also support other wind farms later in the year, the company said.
“Wind energy has been a cornerstone of our business in recent years, and we are determined to further expand and strengthen our contribution to the ongoing energy transition. By providing maintenance and installation services, we bring a comprehensive range of services to the renewable energy market while meeting the highest standards and expectations of these clients,” said Dr. Martin Harren, CEO of Harren & Partner Group.
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