Last week, the keel was laid for Jan de Nul’s Offshore Crane Vessel Les Alizés at the CMHI Shipyard in China.

Together with their Jack-Up Voltaire, this new vessel will be in a super-size class of its own, capable of building the NextGen offshore wind farms. Les Alizés will be equipped with a crane having a lifting capacity of 5,000 tonnes and equally impressive lifting heights.

She will take several green measures and innovations onboard to minimise her environmental impact, such as a highly advanced dual exhaust filter system removing up to 99% of nanoparticles from emissions using a diesel particulate filter followed by selective catalytic reduction system. She’s also fitted with an Energy Storage System optimising engine operation and reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

Les Alizés will be added to the Jan de Nul fleet in 2022.

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