Van der Vlist moves Jan De Nul’s trencher to and from site
Logistics services provider Van der Vlist has recently been tasked with transporting a 140 tonne and 14 meter high trencher Sunfish. Transporting the machine required a certain level of dismantling in order to keep it within the dimensions for road transport.
The trencher Sunfish had to be transported for Jan De Nul that had to rebury a part of an existing export cable for Eneco’s Luchterduinen offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, that did not meet the desired burial depth. This cable was located in the zone near the coast and was therefore inaccessible to the usual offshore trenchers. Jan De Nul provided the solution by mobilising the trencher Sunfish for intertidal areas.
From Zeebrugge, the parts of the Sunfish had to be transported in the correct order. This was very important because the trencher had to be assembled as quickly as possible, due to limited storage space on the beach of Noordwijk.
After Jan De Nul completed the project, Van der Vlist also carried out the return road transport during the demobilisation.