Bold Tern arrives in Singapore for crane upgrade

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 03/09/2021 FOWIC
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's (FOWIC) jack-up vessel Bold Tern has arrived in Singapore ahead of its crane upgrade. The vessel wil be fitted with a 1600 tonne crane which is designed to allow it to install turbine components up to 1500 tones in weight.

Delivered in 2013, the
Bold Tern is a Gusto MCS design, DP 2 jack-up used to installed turbine components. It was originally fitted with an 800 ton crane which was also designed by Gusto MSC, as well as continuous type jacking systems. 
The new 1600t LEC 65500 leg encircling crane will be supplied by Huisman. Works on the vessel are expected to be completed by spring 2022 in time for it to fulfill FOWIC’s other contract obligations for the 2022 season in the APAC region.

FOWIC is currently executing a new crane upgrade program for its existing three vessels,
Brave Tern, Bold Tern and Blue Tern and will, when completed in 2024/25 will enable them to install 13-15 MW turbines coming to the market in 2024/25.
In addition, FOWIC aims to construct a fourth vessel to supplement the existing fleet. The company has offices in Oslo (Norway), Fredericia (Denmark), Hamburg (Germany), and Taipei (Taiwan).