KFW IPEX-BANK FINANCES TWO THIRD-GENERATION OFFSHORE WIND SHIPS

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KfW IPEX-Bank finances two third-generation offshore wind farm
installation ships 
Frankfurt am Main (ots) -  
- "Brave Tern" and "Bold Tern" designed for operation in the North 
Sea 
- Contribution to energy turnaround and environmental and climate  
protection 
KfW IPEX-Bank has arranged the financing for two offshore wind 
farm installation ships for the Norwegian shipping company Fred. 
Olsen Windcarrier AG. The overall financing volume amounted to EUR 
145 million. Of this amount, EUR 85 million was provided by KfW 
IPEX-Bank itself and EUR 60 million by its consortium partner Danish 
Ship Finance. 
On the occasion of the signing ceremony Christian K. Murach, 
member of the Management Board of KfW IPEX-Bank, emphasised the 
importance of the project by saying that "Owing to their role in 
expanding the use of renewable energies, the ships make a vital 
contribution to protecting the environment and the climate. Since our
long-time esteemed business partners within the Fred. Olsen related 
companies also have ordered a substantial volume of German supply 
components, our financing also boosted German exports." 
The two vessels were built at Lamprell Shipyard in Dubai. Key 
equipment components were also supplied from Germany, including the 
entire drive system from Voith Turbo, auxiliary diesel engines by 
MAN, generators and electronic control units by ABB and Siemens. 
The installation ships - Brave Tern and Bold Tern - are 
third-generation jack-up contruction vessels. With a crane capacity 
of 800 tonnes each and dynamic positioning systems, the ships are 
specifically adapted to the conditions of the North Sea. They meet 
the requirements for the installation of all currently standard and 
planned wind energy plants and foundations up to a depth of 45 
metres. 
In providing this financing in the strategically important 
Norwegian market, KfW IPEX-Bank has strengthened its position as a 
leading financier of offshore wind farm installation and maintenance 
ships. 
The Oslo-based Fred. Olsen related companies look back on more 
than 160 years as shipowner of various types of vessels. In addition 
to the operation of four cruise ships, the group is also a highly 
experienced operator of drilling units in the oil and gas sector. 
Beyond that the group also operates onshore wind farms in the field 
of renewable energies. The establishment of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier 
made it possible to bundle experience gained in the given activities 
and to pursue a strategy as an integrated service provider for the 
offshore wind industry. The services range from construction, 
maintenance and service to the repair of offshore wind farms. 
About KfW IPEX-Bank 
Within the KfW Group, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH is in charge of 
international project and export finance. It is responsible for 
providing financing to support the German and European economy, a 
task derived from the legal mandate assigned to the KfW Group. Its 
prime focus is on medium- and long-term lending to boost the export 
economy, develop economic and social infrastructure and support 
environmental and climate protection projects. KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH 
operates as a legally independent group subsidiary and plays a major 
role in fulfilling the promotional mission of the KfW Group. It has 
around 590 employees and is represented in the key economic and 
financial centres around the globe.  
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