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Largest jack-up installation vessel Voltaire delivered



Jan De Nul’s jack-up vessel Voltaire has left the COSCO Shipping Shipyard in China and is currently heading for Dubai. The vessel has been delivered by the shipyard last Thursday 15 December and has departed this morning.

With her crane capacity of 3,000t, four immense legs of 130m, and capacity to lift 16,000t of useful cargo out of the water, Voltaire is the world’s tallest jack-up installation vessel. Her innovative design makes the vessel highly suitable for the installation of next-generation wind farms.

Voltaire will be showing her best for the first time in the Dogger Bank project, off the English coast. This is set to be the world’s largest offshore windfarm that will generate enough energy to power over 6 million UK homes.