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Finance Blows into O&G he years-old trend that has seen offshore for loading, transporting, lifting and installing offshore wind suppliers vie for work in wind by leverag- turbine foundations”, but its 5,000-ton crane; 61,000 t deck- ing their offshore oil and gas credentials load limit and 9,300 square meters of deck space make it

T and development ? nance is being coun- well-suited for oil and gas work in frontier areas. tered these days by wind players in search “With these characteristics, Les Alizés can easily transport of oil and gas jobs, judging by some recent the heavier future (turbine) foundations, several in one trip, to ? eet owner moves. the offshore installation site,” the company said. Les Alizés

Dutch offshore ? eet owner, Jan De Nul, was busy recently- — a ? oating installation vessel — does not have four legs promoting its new-order, non-jack-up, heavy-lift crane ves- to lift itself up out of the water, jack-up style, so it can work sel, Les Alizés, a mighty ship ostensibly aimed speci? cally at deepwater free, too, of seabed considerations. wind park builds but open to oil and gas work — including “Les Alizés will mainly be used for the construction of off- in remote areas. shore wind farms, but with her impressive crane she is also

The offshore construction vessel is “speci? cally designed extremely suitable for decommissioning offshore oil and gas

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