HOCHTIEF Solutions commissions further offshore jack-up vessel

By Peter Pospiech at January 02, 2014 06:58
Filed Under: Company News, General, Offshore

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The jack-up vessel was developed especially for construction and servicing of offshore wind farms and oil and gas plants at sea. Thanks to its large deck surface, its high deck cargo and the powerful 1,200-ton crane, the ship is ideal for the safe and fast assembly of foundations and components for wind farms in the North and Baltic Sea. With its 90-metre-long legs the jack-up vessel can operate in waters up to 50 metres deep and install latest-generation wind turbines of all dimensions.

HOCHTIEF has already chartered the jack-up vessel to a client even before completion, it will be used for blade installation at the North Sea wind farm Global Tech I from December 2013. VIDAR - just like its sister jack-up vessels THOR and INNOVATION - was built at the Crist shipyard in Poland. INNOVATION and THOR are currently being used for the installation of foundations, towers and turbines at the Global Tech I wind farm.
With dimensions of 140 m in length, 41 m width and a depth of 6,3 m the vessel features a free deck space of 3.400 m2 and can load up to 6.500 to. VIDAR has been built according to DNV regulations and features class notation of: DNV + 1A1, Self-Elevating Wind Turbine Installation Unit, Crane Unit, Crane, SPS, Clean, Dynpos, HELDK, E0, OPP-F.
The self-propelled unit is a diesel-electric vessel with a total power of 24.000 kW – this power is transferred towards 4 azipods. Transit speed is of 10 knots. The vessel complies with DP2 requirements.


Images: courtesy of Hochtief



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