Monday, June 15, 2020

All Aboard - Vole au Vent

The last components were loaded aboard the jack-up ship Vole au Vent and it is scheduled to sail for Virginia later today. The wind farm towers, blades and nacelles arrived in Halifax from Europe on the Bigroll Beaufort and were lifted aboard Vole au Vent for installation off the Virginia coast. Vole au Vent's crane has a 1500 tonne lifting capacity.

Halifax was used as a staging point for the project to work around the Jones Act, a set of US laws that restrict shipping between American ports and within American waters to America owned/ built/ registered and crewed ships.

Bigroll Beaufort was also scheduled to sail today. That has been postponed, but the ship is not expected to linger long.


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