Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has brought in a jackup vessel Jill on long-term time charter from Seacor subsidiary Falcon Global.
The vessel will be integrated into the Fred. Olsen Windcarrier fleet for offshore wind operations in Europe when it arrives from the Gulf of Mexico later this month. Its first project will be suction bucket installation tests out of Frederikshavn, Denmark.
Casper Toft, CCO of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, commented: “With Jill joining our fleet, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier can provide a competitive vessel to the O&M market for the 3-5 MW offshore wind turbines. Jill is capable of servicing up to 80% of the installed offshore wind base and we look forward to showing the offshore wind market what this vessel is capable of. Apart from using her for major component exchanges within O&M, she can among other things also be used for offshore accommodation and for blade transportation.”
Last month, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Falcon Global signed a cooperation agreement where each party will contribute vessels and crew to operate a full spread of offshore wind installation feeder vessels in the United States.