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Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern is currently mobilizing for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project in Germany. According to the company’s recent post, the 132m long vessel is undergoing the mobilization at the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier won the contract for the transport and installation of turbines for […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has contracted Speedcast International Limited to provide a communication solution for its jack-up vessels Bold Tern and Brave Tern. According to Speedcast, the solution will combine VSAT and 4G/LTE to deliver data and voice services for the corporate, operator and crew welfare networks. Under the multi-year contract, the company said it will also deploy […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up Brave Tern has arrived in Esbjerg, Denmark, and is loading the first set of wind turbine components to be installed on Vattenfall’s Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern is ready to tackle the largest turbines currently in the market after completing a crane boom extension at Damen Shipyard in Amsterdam.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has shared a photo of its wind turbine installation vessel Brave Tern hard at work transporting and installing wind turbine components at Iberdrola’s 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea.
Iberdrola has shared several photos showing the start of turbine installation works at the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea. The photos show Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern installing some of the wind farm’s 70 Adwen 5MW wind turbines at the site. Brave Tern was loaded with the […]
Fred .Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has arrived at the Wikinger construction site after sailing out last night, a spokesman from Iberdrola told Offshore WIND.
Installation of first wind turbines at the Wikinger offshore wind farm is set to start as soon as weather conditions allow. First wind turbine components have been loaded onto the jack-up vessel Brave Tern at the Port of Sassnitz-Mukran, and the vessel is now waiting for a weather window to sail out to the offshore construction […]
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 […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern reached Newport, Rhode Island, on 31 July. The vessel, loaded with five Haliade nacelles for the 30MW Block Island wind farm, being developed by Deepwater Wind and soon to be the first offshore wind farm in US waters, has also made contact with its US colleagues onboard Rhode Island […]
Brave Tern has completed loading all of the 5 GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade 150-6MW nacelles in France and is about to embark on a journey to the construction site of the first American offshore wind farm. “Brave Tern is now ready for her first transatlantic voyage,” said Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Vessel Master Tony Cato. “We will […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern has arrived in St. Nazaire in western France, with the process of loading the GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade 150-6MW nacelles for the Block Island Wind Farm to begin shortly. “This is an exciting project to be working on and we look forward to working closely with GE and Deepwater […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern has successfully mobilised in Esbjerg, Denmark, for the 30MW Block Island, the first offshore wind farm in US waters. Mobilisation included welding of large steel structures on deck to elevate and support the nacelles for the planned transatlantic voyage. Brave Tern is now en route to St. Nazaire, […]
The Port of Rotterdam has posted a short video of the recently upgraded wind turbine installation vessel Brave Tern performing a full height jacket test. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, the owner of the vessel, contracted the Rotterdam yard of Franklin Offshore Europe to extend the Brave Tern’s legs by 14m to 92.4m, one of the several upgrades she underwent […]
For multi MW turbines, such as the new turbines from GE, Siemens and MHI Vestas, the offshore wind industry needs larger installation vessels. Rotor diameters of more than 150m, towers over 70m with a hub height over 100m require vessels with the dimensions to match the difference between the previously installed 3 to 4 MW […]
Recently ELA Container Offshore GmbH delivered a 20 ft Offshore Drying Container to Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. The container has been installed on board of the jack-up installation vessel “Brave Tern” to dry suits, boots and gloves of the staff on board. “We decided to use an ELA Offshore Drying Container to get the clothes dry […]
Year of build: 2012 Design: Gusto NG-9000c-HPE LOA: 132m Gross tonnage: 15,328t Deck area: 3,200m² Variable Load: 7,900t Max water depth: 55m Crane type: Gusto GLC 800 ED (wrap around aft port leg) Max lifting capacity: 800 at 24m Accommodation details: 80 persons in 56 cabins Helideck: ø22m 12.8t max Service speed: 12 knots
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s wind installation vessel Brave Tern has commenced its work on the Global Tech I wind farm by installing its first AREVA M5000 wind turbine. The vessel will install 44 out of the total of 80 wind turbines. This 400MW wind farm, located approximately 180 kilometres from Bremerhaven and 138 kilometres northwest of […]
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier International Ltd. has been awarded an extended contract with the German company Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH for the work that will be performed using the jack-up vessel Brave Tern. The contract is a direct continuation of the current work on the German North Sea project, under which Brave Tern will […]
The Brave Tern, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s 132 metre long and 39 metres wide jack-up installation vessel, berthed alongside the Wagenborg quay in Eemshaven last week, 11th of April 2013. On the Wagenborg Stevedoring terminal mobilisation will take place before the vessel will start with the installation of a number of complete wind turbines generators for […]
The new 132m jack-up vessel Brave Tern, commissioned to install both of Forewind’s meteorological masts on Dogger Bank, has been completed and is now on her way to the Harland & Wolff fabrication plant in Belfast. Built by Fred Olsen Windcarrier at the Lamprell shipyard in Dubai, Brave Tern will arrive in Belfast in about […]
Brave Tern Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS, which is indirectly owned on a 50/50 basis by Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA, has today taken delivery of the newbuild “Brave Tern” from the Lamprell Shipyard in Dubai. The “Brave Tern” is a self-elevating vessel for installation of offshore wind […]
Saturday 12th May 2012 saw the official launch of Windcarrier NO’s latest vessel the Brave Tern at the Lamprell Shipyard in Dubai. The Brave Tern is the largest custom built turbine installation vessel of her type currently in existence. Her launch marks an important milestone in the Fred. Olsen ‘master plan’ to capture the offshore […]
Lamprell, a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting products and services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewables industry, announces the successful launch of the Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Brave Tern, the first wind farm installation vessel of its size to be built in the region. With a transport weight of 12,200 […]
In a notice to Oslo Stock Exchange of 18 October 2010 it was informed that a subsidiary of Fred.Olsen Windcarrier AS, which is indirectly owned 50/50 by Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA, had entered into a six months contract for the specialized transport and installation vessel for offshore wind turbines “Brave Tern” with […]
A subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS, which is indirectly owned 50/50 by Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA, has on certain subjects entered into a contract for the specialized transport and installation vessel for offshore wind turbines “Brave Tern” Vestas Offshore Germany Gmbh . The firm contract period is six months with 3 x […]