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Friday, November 29, 2019 

Jan De Nul Group has ordered a new floating installation crane vessel from the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China.

Called Les Alizés, and scheduled for delivery in 2022, the newbuild will be operate in the offshore wind farm sector, but with a 5000t lifting capacity is also suitable for offshore oil and gas platform decommissioning projects.

Philippe Hutse, Offshore Director at Jan De Nul Group, said: "We continue to invest in the future of offshore renewable energy. By ordering Les Alizés today, from 2022 we will have not one, but two, offshore installation vessels that will be able to install the newest generation of offshore wind farms. During the design phase, as is the case for all our new vessels, we studied very carefully the environmental impact and the solutions to minimize that impact."

Peter De Pooter, Manager Offshore Renewables at Jan De Nul Group: "The order of the Voltaire was a first step in our strategy to install the newest generation of offshore wind turbines. With Les Alizés we want to further strengthen our vision and our belief in the future of offshore wind energy. We want to be a major and enduring player in this sector. For that reason, we continue to invest in the further expansion of our offshore renewables department." 

The vessel will be built at a shipyard of China Merchants Industry Holdings Co. Ltd., located in Haimen, Nantong City, China.

In addition to its heavy lift capacity, the vessel  will feature a deck loading capacity of 61,000t and a deck space of 9,300m². A high-performance DP2 system will provide enhanced manoeuvrability, while and exhaust gas filtering technology that complies with the strict European EURO STAGE V guidelines for emissions on land and inland waterways.

Les Alizés will also have a Cleanship NDO7 label and a Green Passport EU label.

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