Mid-August 2020, the main crane with extended boom on Jan de Nul’s Taillevent was successfully commissioned in PaxOcean shipyard in Singapore.
The crane was successfully load tested while the vessel was afloat alongside the quay. Function checks passed and the upgraded crane is fully operational. This extension of the boom of the main crane enables the vessel to handle the installation of the ever-growing size of wind turbines.
The main scope of GustoMSC was to deliver the insert truss structure for the boom extension, the boom hoist new winch, and the hydraulic motors of the new winch. Inevitably, the vessel itself also needed some modifications for which GustoMSC delivered the engineering expertise and design.
The helideck and block pockets were repositioned, and the boom rest was redesigned in order to integrate the new boom section seamlessly in the Taillevent. Additionally, GustoMSC assisted in the commissioning of the main crane with local support by NOV Singapore and remote support.
GustoMSC received the order for the 15 m boom elongation of the Jan De Nul Taillevent in May 2019.