Brave Tern haven’t been seen on a European project since late 2019 when it finished working on Albatros/Hohe offshore Germany. The vessel is now heading back to Europe to have installed a new 1,600 tonnes crane from Huisman.
Brave Tern’s stay in Asia-Pacific since 2020 lasted longer than expected as some projects where the vessel was chartered faced delays due to longer-than-anticipated foundation works, delays to equipment deliveries and bottlenecks at ports. For Brave Tern this meant long waiting time in port and lack of consistency in installation. Hopefully, such delays will be far less frequent when it returns to the more mature European market.
The new 1,600 tonnes Huisman crane will enhance Brave Tern’s lifting capabilities by 700 tonnes, making the vessel relevant also for large turbines going forward. The project pipeline for Brave Tern’s primary markets looks solid and we see good possibilities for work both in Europe and the United States.