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Keel laying ceremony for Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel Voltaire in China

Our Voltaire will be the first Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel on the market, able to transport, lift and install the ‘Next Generation’ offshore wind turbines and its ever larger foundations. The vessel will have better operational limits compared to the existing Jack-Ups. The larger deck space will also enable to optimize installations at sea and to lower the fuel consumption and emissions. But not only will this vessel be ready for the future of offshore renewables, it will also be deployable for the oil and gas industry, and for decommissioning of offshore structures. All these activities will be performed in a sustainable way thanks to lower fuel consumptions and emissions through Jan De Nul’s in-house developed ULEv technique (Ultra Low Emission vessel). Ground-breaking: the Voltaire will be the very first seaworthy EU Stage V-certified offshore installation vessel with ultra-low emissions in the world.

The Voltaire is equipped with a main crane of over 3,000 tonnes and a DP2 system. The vessel has an operating depth of over 80 meters, a payload of about 14,000 tonnes and accommodation for 110 persons. With her four legs, the Voltaire can lift itself above the sea level for stable working conditions. She will be delivered in 2022.