At the REBO terminal in the Port of Ostend, Jan De Nul Group named on October 25th its newest offshore installation vessel Taillevent. It is an honour for REBO to have such an official moment at its terminal. After Neptune (2012), Arista & Aquata (2012), Vole au Vent (2016), Esvagt Mercator (2017), Taillevent is the 6th offshore wind vessel which got her offical name at the REBO terminal.
Miss Pauline Stassijns, granddaughter of Director Dirk De Nul, baptised the vessel and wished her success and a safe journey. The De Nul family, employees and their guests attended the christening. The vessel is equipped with six spuds to lift the vessel out of the water in order to be able to work in stable conditions. The Taillevent is 140 meters long and can operate in up to 40 metres of water depth. Furthermore, this installation vessel has an on-board crane with a lifting capacity of 1,000 tonnes and an auxiliary crane of 50 tonnes.
Among the guests was Bart Tommelein, Flemish Vice Minister-President of the Flemish Government, Flemish Minister for Budget, Finances and Energy, a supporter of green energy production, who gave a speech: “The offshore sector is important for our Belgian economy. Thousands of jobs derive directly or indirectly from the construction and maintenance of offshore wind turbines. Not only in our country, but also worldwide. I am happy to welcome the Taillevent of Jan De Nul Group as a new asset in our switch to renewable energy.”
In September 2018 the last turbines of Siemens Gamesa left the REBO terminal to be installed at the Rentel windfarm. From now on the REBO terminal stays available for Siemens Gamesa because they expect an installation project next year. The current site layout of the REBO terminal is a perfect base to start any project. Depending on the needs of the project developer REBO invests in new or existing port infrastructure so that the client can work smoothly, safely and efficiently.