Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up gets upgraded

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's jack-up vessel Brave Tern has completed a 10-year class renewal and received a series of upgrades at the PaxOcean Batam shipyard in Indonesia.

The vessel’s spud cans have been reinforced to manage a preload weight of 9000t on the tips. This aims to support the vessel during operations on rocky or extremely hard seabed surfaces during the installation process.

Brave Tern's ballast system has also been upgraded with a new ballast water treatment system. According to Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, this enables the vessel to manage and discharge ballast water more safely to eliminate cross-contamination of aquatic organisms. This also puts Brave Tern in compliance with the International Maritime Organizations’ guidelines for the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments.

Brave Tern has also received a replacement for one of three bow thrusters.

“Fred. Olsen Windcarrier proactively invests in its vessels so that we can service our customers’ needs today and tomorrow,”
said Torstein Aannestad, Project Manager for the Brave Tern yard stay.

The vessel's next scheduled installation project is set to begin in May 2022.

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