Jan De Nul Installs Crane with Its Most Recent Acquisition
Jan De Nul Group has completed the installation of a new 83 t crane on top of the offshore substation of the 350 MW Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm in Germany, 75 km off the coast.
This OWF, operated by Iberdrola, is connected to the German power grid and supplies green energy to approximately 350,000 homes on the island of Rügen.
Jan De Nul Group sees offshore renewables as an important growth market. 'In the past decade, we invested a lot in staff and equipment for our offshore activities. More specifically, for the installation of offshore wind farms, we acquired two specialised offshore installation vessels: the Vole au vent in 2015 and the Taillevent this summer,' says Peter De Pooter, Offshore Renewables Manager at Jan De Nul Group. The Wikinger project was the Taillevent's first job for Jan De Nul.
The company has stated more expansion plans are being developed within its new-building department.