Belgium-based shipowner Jan de Nul is assessing the condition of its jack-up wind turbine installation vessel (WITV) Voltaire after it was hit by Typhoon Muifa in China.

The world’s biggest such ship is under construction by Cosco (Nantong) Shipyard and was due to enter service later this year.

The ship was not at Nantong at the time of the storm damage, however, but at another Cosco Shipyards facility at Qidong, near the mouth of the Yangtze River.