Jan De Nul orders a super-size crane vessel
Jan De Nul Group has announced its order of a new floating installation crane vessel.
The company stated that the new vessel will be in a super-size class of its own, capable of building the newest generation of offshore wind turbines.
This new vessel will be in a super-size class of its own, capable of building the newest generation of offshore wind farms. Les Alizés, that will be ready in 2022, is equipped with a crane having a lifting capacity of 5,000 tons and equally impressive lifting heights.
The vessel has been named Les Alizés, and will be ready in 2022. It is to be equipped with a crane, having a lifting capacity of 5,000 tons. Jan De Nul stated that it will be able to load out, transport and install multiple units of the largest and heaviest wind turbine foundations.
Jan De Nul reached an agreement for a green loan with a consortium of five banks – including KBC Bank, BNP Paribas, Fortis, ING Luxembourg, Rabobank and Belfius Bank – for the financing of both investments during July.
“The fact that both new vessels will mainly work for the renewable energy sector, and are both equipped with an advanced exhaust gas treatment system, ensures that these investments were eligible for a green loan,” stated Jan De Nul.
When designing the vessel, Jan De Nul Group took into account the environmental impact. Jan De Nul tackles environmental challenges by focusing on reducing the footprint of its activities, particularly on water and air quality, and on the climate. Air pollution is one of the greatest threats to public health.
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