Bold Tern – soon with a new 1600t crane

January 3, 2022 | Renewables | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 2min

Bold Tern will be one of just a few vessels capable of installing foundations and next generation wind turbines with the highest crane in the market upon its delivery in spring 2022.

The new unique 1600t LEC 65500 leg encircling crane will be supplied by Huisman.

Bold Tern’s Installation and transportation capabilities:

With its upgraded crane and additional improvements to deck space and stability, Bold Tern will be capable of installing foundations up to 1500t and handling all known next generation turbines:

3 x SG 14-222DD
4 x SG 11.0-200DD
5 x SG 8.0-167DD
5 x MHI Vestas V164/174
3 x GE Haliade-X 12MW


Bold Tern vessel

Key performances of the new crane:

  • Aux hook 400t @165m above deck
  • 1250t@38.5m @155m above deck
  • 1600t@32m (105m boom)
  • Boom configuration can be changed in less than a week