Vole au Vent

Heavy Maintenance and Construction

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Vole Au Vent (formerly VIDAR) was acquired by Jan De Nul on 15 September 2015. It was renamed Vole au Vent by the Queen of Belgium during a naming ceremony in April 2016. The heavy lift jack-up vessel is capable of working in water depths up to 50m. It was specifically built for working in the offshore wind sector.

The vessel was upgraded in 2018. A number of works were carried out including the increase in deck area. This was in preparation for work on Borkum Riffgrund 2. Installation of a Huisman monopile gripper began in June 2019.

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Vole au Vent
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Vessel Classification
Maximum Endurance
Has Heli Deck?

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Vole au Vent has built up the following project/contract experience:

Experience on Interconnector(s)

No previous experience recorded.

Experience on Converter(s)

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