Blue Tern to support Neart na Goithe jacket installation

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has announced a contract with jack-up installation vessel Blue Tern to support jacket installation on the Neart na Goithe (NnG) offshore wind farm, a key UK offshore wind project with an infrastructure investment of up to £1.8 billion. Included in Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s disclosed total backlog, the contract value is approximately €355 million.

A spokesperson for NnG stated: “We are delighted to have FOWIC and the Blue Tern engaged in what will be an exciting phase in the development of NnG. The Blue Tern is a fantastic asset, and we look forward toseeing her utilised in support of the jacket installation works.”

Blue Tern will support the jacket installation campaign via drilling and possibly piling works. Saipem started mobilisation work on the vessel in Esdbjerg earlier this month (May 2022). Following this monilisation work, the vessel will transit to Blyth, where it will start work on the wind farm. It underwent upgrade work earlier, departing Fayard, Denmark in late February.

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