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With its LEC-crane, Voltaire is leading the way in jack-up innovation and paves the way for jack-ups to have a more flexible role in the future.

Equipped with a 3000-tonne leg-encircled Huisman crane, Jan de Nul’s jack-up vessel Voltaire is pioneering the role of jack-up vessels in the offshore wind market. With increasing size of foundations and turbines, the industry has over the five years relied on heavy-lift vessels to install the largest foundations. With the 3000-tonne lifting capacity of Voltaire, it can carry heavy loads in quantity and lift heavy monopiles, jackets and turbines. If large-crane jack-ups become the norm in the offshore wind industry, we might not to see many newbuild purpose-built heavy-lift vessels in the coming years.

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