Published 2022-12-21 00:00:00
Voltaire, The world’s tallest jack-up vessel delivered

The world’s tallest jack-up vessel, Jan De Nul’s new Voltaire, departed her Chinese builders on the 20th of descember on the first leg of her delivery which ultimately will take her to Europe to begin wind farm installations. The behemoth has nearly twice the deck space of the company’s current largest vessel and stands taller than Paris’ Eiffel Tower. The vessel is part of a new generation of giants designed to handle the installation of larger wind turbines as well as large decommissioning jobs.
With her crane capacity of 3,200 tonnes, four immense legs of 131.94 metres, and capacity to lift 16,000 tonnes of useful cargo out of the water, Voltaire is the world’s tallest jack-up installation vessel. Her innovative design makes the vessel highly suitable for the installation of next-generation wind farms.

Voltaire will be showing its best for the first time in the Dogger Bank project, off the English coast. This is set to be the world’s largest offshore windfarm that will generate enough energy to power over 6 million UK homes.

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