Brave Tern sails Taiwanese waters

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Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern has arrived in Taiwan. The vessel first set sail back in April, and is now ready to begin turbine installation works at Yunlin offshore wind farm.

The 132 metre
Brave Ternwas launched and delivered in 2012. The vessel is a GustoMSC NG-9000C-HPE design with four 92m legs. Since its delivery, the vessel has worked regularly in the offshore wind market. It is equipped with 640 tonne crane with around 3,200 m2 of free deck space.

Yunlin is one of largest offshore wind farms being developed in Taiwan. It is to be constructed 8 km from the coast in the Taiwan strait with a total installed capacity of 640 MW. The first half of the turbines will be commissioned by 2020 and the other half in 2021.

"We're excited to be in Taiwan,"
Captain Rune Tronsgaard of Brave Tern commented. "And we look forward to bringing our precise marine operations and experience to this new and growing offshore wind market for years to come."

Brave Tern will stay in Taiwan for the following years to support installation at ChangFang and Xidao wind farms. The two projects are expected to start commercial operations in Q1 2024. Engineering and pre-construction works are underway and with construction to take place between 2021-2023. It will consist of 62 MHI Vestas V174-9.5 MW wind turbines.

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