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Securing your future in offshore wind

20 June 2019

Following the early pioneering days of offshore wind, the second-generation installation jack-ups, specifically designed for wind turbine installation, started working in 2010. Originally intended to be the offshore wind installation vessel for decades to come, within a few years these vessels were caught up by the rapid growth in offshore wind turbines. Although some vessels were upgraded to cope with the higher lifting heights for the current 8MW wind turbines, the quicker than expected increase in turbine size means these second-generation wind installation vessels soon became less efficient tools.