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Member News23rd Mar 2023

Wind farm jack-up vessel docks in new Aberdeen port

Port of Aberdeen’s South Harbour has welcomed the distinctive Blue Tern jack-up installation vessel, it said March 23.

The Fred Olsen Windcarrier vessel (shown in action below) has an overall length of 151 m, a breadth of 50 m and an 800-tonne crane.

Announcing the arrival, the port said offshore wind projects were its biggest growth opportunity for the coming decade and already account for a tenth of its overall vessel traffic. ScotWind, INTOG and other developments mean that proportion will rise significantly in the coming years.

Moray East Offshore WindFarm August 2021 (Credit: Fred Olsen)