Wind Energy – Kaskasi OWF
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) has won a contract for the provision of its jack-up installation vessel Blue Tern.
The Blue Tern will be used for the transportation and installation of monopiles on RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm in tandem with DEME Offshore’s installation vessel Neptune.
The contract is included in FOWIC’s disclosed total backlog value of approx. EUR 355 million.
This is the first time that FOWIC has been involved in installing foundations.
A few weeks ago, Blue Tern left Fayard in Denmark where she underwent upgrade work and 10 year class renewal and went straight on to the Kaskasi project off the coast of the German Island Heligoland. The contract has been awarded by RWE Kaskasi.
Frits Laugeman, Project Director Kaskasi at RWE Renewables says: “With FOWIC and its jack-up vessel Blue Tern we now have a competent partner installing monopile foundations on the Kaskasi project. Together with DEME the actual installation works using this vessel will be performed at our Kaskasi offshore wind farm.”
Following Kaskasi, Blue Tern is already contracted for another offshore wind farm project.