Vattenfall announced that constructed of the world’s first offshore wind farm built without subsidies has reached halfway mark. The crew working on the Cadelar Wind Osprey installation vessel started on April 2022 when COVID restrictions were still in place. This meant testing procedures for each crew member, onboard quarantining and managing the logistical process within such parameters. While the strict rules and regulations were lifted for most people in the spring, the COVID protocol was maintained on the vessel until only a couple of weeks ago to prevent COVID outbreaks at sea.The vessel makes round trips with four turbines per trip. Depending on the weather conditions, the trips take between five and twelve days. The crew work 12-hour shifts while on board in a two weeks on, two weeks off rotation. Unfavourable weather conditions can lead to the crew being delayed when transferring off the vessel and thus delayed getting home. This can easily take a toll on the morale of the crewDelivering the work in itself is not a routine task either. It is the first time that the Siemens Gamesa 11 MW wind turbines are being installed in a serial setup and released for commercial production. The size and weight of the turbines require thorough engineering and planning to load them onto the vessel.