Seajacks and Samsung build large offshore installation vessel

Scylla will have the ability to install components in water depths of up to 65 m (Photo: Seajacks International)
Scylla will have the ability to install components in water depths of up to 65 m (Photo: Seajacks International)

Seajacks International, offshore installation contractor, has entered into a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries to build an 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 and will be the fifth new self-propelled jack-up to join the Seajacks fleet since 2009. It will be delivered in the second half of 2015.

Blair Ainslie, CEO of the Seajacks Group, said: “Seajacks Scylla is a significant milestone for Seajacks and for the offshore wind industry. She is a Round 3 vessel and is more technically advanced than any other installation vessel that we see on the market today.“

The vessel will be equipped with a 1500 t leg-encircling crane, incorporate useable deck space in excess of 5000 m2, and have over 8000 t 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 65 m. Seajacks also has options for the construction of an additional two units.

Katharina Ertmer

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