Jill departs Esbjerg for Thor

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Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's liftboat Jill has departed the Port Esbjerg and is now on her way to Hvide Sande to get started on the preliminary geotechnical investigations for the Thor offshore wind project in the Danish North Sea.

Jillis a self-propelled DP2 vessel and is equipped with 102m long legs, a rack and pinion hydraulic jacking system, a large cargo deck, and in addition to her main crane, crane coverage by three auxiliary cranes.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has been contracted by the Danish company Geo to support preliminary geotechnical investigations for Thor. The vessel will be used during the borehole campaign and provide a stable and robust platform for the campaign. The purpose of the assignment is to acquire geotechnical and geological information about the subsurface to be used as a basis for developers to assess the soil conditions.

Thor is located 20 km off the West Coast of Jutland in North Sea and will be the first of three projects included in the 2018 Energy Agreement to be built over the next decade. First power is expected in Q2 2024 and full commissioning by 2027. The site covers an area of 440 km2, west of Nissum Fjord. It will have a capacity of minimum 800 MW and maximum 1,000 MW making it the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark. The publication of the contract notice together with the complete tender conditions is planned for Q3 2020.

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