After a long sea voyage from Weihai in China via Singapore and the Suez Canal, the semi-submersible vessel FORTE arrived Friday 27 October to a secure position just north of the Danish Island of Fyn carrying ZITON’s new vessel, WIND ENERGY.
A stop was made in Singapore enroute to remove the four legs thus making it possible to pass through the Suez Canal, shortening the total voyage by several thousand nautical miles. The legs were transported separately by a heavy-lift vessel to Denmark and arrived two weeks prior.
On Friday 3 November, WIND ENERGY where off-floated from FORTE and towed to FAYARD at Odense Lindø in Denmark. Here, the extensive retrofit work up to bring her to European standards and back into full operation will commence involving her own crew, yard subcontractors and other stakeholders.
The work involves amongst others:
- 10-year survey
- Test lifts to the main and auxiliary cranes
- Installation of new modern accommodation interior and facilities.
- Installation of galley, mess- and TV rooms.
- Re-installation of legs and spudcans.
- Extensive outdoor cleaning and maintenance.
- Overhaul of engine room and other technical installations.
ZITON expects WIND ENERGY to be operational by mid-February 2024, when she will commence a six-year time charter with Siemens Gamesa.