New vessel for Bard Offshore I

JB 117 is the fourth vessel in operation at the wind farm Bard Offshore 1. (Photo: Bard)
JB 117 is the fourth vessel in operation at the wind farm Bard Offshore 1. (Photo: Bard)

The Bard Group has chartered a further jack-up barge for installation work at the offshore wind farm Bard Offshore I. “JB 117” is the fourth vessel operating at the site.JB 117 was built in Indonesia for the Dutch company Jack-up-Barge B.V. and rigged out at the beginning of 2012. The 76 m long barge is designed for operation in water depths up to 40 m and possesses a main crane with a lifting capacity of 1,000 tonnes.

Alongside JB 117, the barges Windlift, JB 115 and Thor are already in service for Hochtief Solution AG. According to Bard, the charter for Thor will be running out at the end of the year, because Hochtief needs the barge for Global Tec I.

(Torsten Thomas)

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