In the port of Ostend, Her Majesty the Queen of Belgium baptised has the new offshore installation vessel of Jan De Nul Group. The vessel was given the catchy name Vole au vent. Her Majesty the Queen wished the ship a safe journey. The ceremony took place in the port of Ostend, the base camp for Jan De Nul Group’s project team for the Bligh Bank Phase 2 project, better known as the Nobelwind project.
The Vole au vent, 140 m long and with an impressive Liebherr crane on deck, was baptised by the Belgian Queen in the presence of the employees of Jan De Nul Group and their guests, including Parkwind, the client from the Nobelwind project, worldwide partners from the industry, as well as national and international politicians. After the baptising ceremony, Her Majesty the Queen paid a visit to the bridge and crew of the vessel together with the De Nul family, Carl Decaluwé, Governor of West Flanders, Johan Vande Lanotte, Mayor of Ostend, and Bart Tommelein, Secretary of State. After the delegation had left the ship, the Vole au vent immediately returned to a nearby quay in the port to resume the activities for the Nobelwind project.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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