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Heavy lift vessel Les Alizés has left the shipyard

Les AlizésJan De Nul NextGen heavy lift vessel Les Alizés has left the CMHI Haimen Shipyard in China and is currently heading for Europe.

The vessel has been delivered by the shipyard on 16 January and has departed on 18 January.
Les Alizés is specifically designed for loading, transporting, lifting and installing offshore wind turbine foundations. The main features are a main crane of 5,000t, a deck loading capacity of 61,000t and a deck space of 9,300m².

With these characteristics, the vessel can easily transport the heavier future foundations, several in one trip, to the offshore installation site, with direct benefits in planning, fuel consumption and emissions reduction. Les Alizés is a crane vessel for floating installation, which means that she is not dependent on the water depths and the seabed conditions.

Les Alizés’ maiden voyage sets sail to Europe for her first mission in Germany: the transport and installation of 107 monopile foundations and one offshore substation topside at Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm.