Boom time for Brave Tern
Dame Shiprepair complete 20-metre extension to vessel's crane
Fred Olsen Windcarrier jack-up Brave Tern has completed a crane upgrade at Damen Shiprepair in Amsterdam that will allow the vessel to install and maintain next generation wind turbines.
The main job was a 20-metre extension to the crane boom so that it can now reach heights of 120 metres.
Damen Shipyard said the work, which took 30 days, involved unreeving of all the crane wires so that the boom could be dropped down to rest on a support structure built from containers.
The boom was then cut into two pieces and the new section inserted and secured using flanges.
The wires were then re-reeved and a series of load tests conducted before the crane was certified ready for operations, the company added.
Fred Olsen Windcarrier's Ove Rylandsholm said: “We were very impressed with the service and support provided by managers and staff at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam.
“They had very little notice ahead of the vessel’s arrival, but they demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and their solution-oriented approach to the various tasks was just what we needed. It has been a pleasure to work with them.”
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