Wind turbine installation vessel

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A wind turbine installation vessel is a vessel specifically designed for the installation of offshore wind turbines. Similar to a jackup rig it is self-elevating. To enable quick relocation in the wind farm it is self-propelled. It also has a slender ship shaped hull[1] to achieve a quick turnaround time with the vessel carrying several foundations or wind turbines each time.[2] Azimuth thrusters are used to position the vessel during jack-up operations.[2]