Brave Tern

Brave Tern is a heavy-lift jack-up vessel built for offshore wind turbine installations in water depths up to 142ft.

On arrival at the location, the ship’s four legs are lowered to the sea floor and the vessel elevates itself using a jack-up system, to become a stable working platform. The wind turbines are installed using the vessel’s 800-tonne crane.

Wärtsilä's scope of supply includes four generating sets - one 6-cylinder, two 9-cylinder, and one 12-cylinder – all of which are based on the Wärtsilä 32 engine, plus the bow thrusters.

Brave Tern, jack-up installation vessel, 2012

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