Hochtief unveils offshore jack-up vessel

(SeeNews) - Dec 13, 2013 - German construction group Hochtief (ETR:HOT) yesterday took the wraps off a jack-up crane vessel for the construction and servicing of offshore wind turbines in the North and Baltic seas.

The ship, named Vidar, was constructed at the Polish Crist shipyard located in Gdynia. The vessel has a 1,200-tonne crane, a loading capacity of up to 6,500 tonnes and can work in water depths of up to 50 metres (164 ft).

Vidar is the fourth heavy-duty jack-up vessel in Hochtief's offshore fleet. Vidar's first project will be the blade installation for the 400 MW Global Tech I wind farm in the North Sea.

Hochtief plans, builds and installs offshore components and wind farms. The company has built Germany's first offshore wind farm Alpha Ventus and is currently constructing the Global Tech I wind farm in the North Sea and the EnBW Baltic 2 in the Baltic Sea. The company has another six offshore projects exceeding 3 GW in a planning phase.

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