Offshore installation vessel Aeolus, which was purpose-built to construct offshore wind parks, was put into service in 2014.
To ensure that the vessel remains competitive in a market that’s changing rapidly, the vessel has been upgraded in 2018. The Aeolus has now an increased loading capacity, accommodation capacity and a helicopter deck.
With a top-range crane the vessel can lift more than 1,600 tonnes. This makes the Aeolus suitable for the transport and installation of foundations and wind turbines. It has an advanced jacking system. Four giant legs, each measuring 85 metres and weighing 1280 tonnes, allow Aeolus to be jacked up and work in waters up to 45 metres deep.
The vessel is a unique combination of tested technologies applied in innovative ways to provide a single vessel solution for the offshore wind sector.