Seajacks International has entered into a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm installation vessel. The vessel has been specifically designed to meet the demands associated with working UK Round 3, Scottish territorial waters and the other North West European markets.
Named Seajacks Scylla, the new vessel is based on the Gusto MSC NG14000X design. The vessel will be equipped with a 1,500 ton, leg-encircling crane with useable deck space in excess of 5000 m², and have over 8,000 tons of available variable load.
Sailing at speeds of 12 knots or over, Scylla will be outfitted with 105 metre long legs that have the ability to install components in water depths of up to 65m. Seajacks is a leading offshore installation contractor that services both the offshore wind and oil and gas industries. Based in the UK, the company recently expanded from its core market in the North Sea and North West Europe by establishing ‘Seajacks Japan’ as a platform from which to service the Asian market.
The design of Seajacks Scylla has been developed to meet the installation needs of jumbo-monopiles, jackets and turbines of future wind farms in deeper waters and further from shore.
Harris Lee, Vice President of the Samsung Heavy Industries, said, “Since Scylla will be the most technically advanced unit in the sector, we will put our utmost effort into both the design and construction phases to ensure the best quality and performance of vessel.”
Seajacks Scylla will be delivered in the second half of 2015.
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