Seajacks plans to own the biggest turbine installation vessel

By Vessels

 Seajacks International made a deal with Samsung Heavy Industries to create world's biggest and most innovative offshore wind farm installation vessel which will be named Seajacks Scyla. The new machine is designed according to demands for UK Round 3, Scottish territorial waters and the North West European markets.

The vessel will be with 1,500 tonne leg-encircling crane, incorporate useable deck space in excess of 5000m2, and have over 8000t of available variable load. The speed of sailing is planned to be 12 knots and the vessel will be able to install components in the water at depth og up to 65m.

Seajacks is a offshore contractor that provide services to the offshore wind and oil and gas industries.

Blair Ainslie, CEO of the Seajacks Group, explained: "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.

"Drawing on our extensive experience, and based on feedback from discussions with clients across the supply chain, 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.

"We are delighted to be working with a top tier shipbuilder in Samsung Heavy Industries. Samsung are recognized as a premier offshore shipyard who have a reputation of delivering a first class product. We are therefore confident that Scylla will be of the highest quality and certain that she will be delivered on time for the commencement of UK Round 3.

Harris Lee, Vice President of the Samsung Heavy Industries, said: "We are also pleased to be working with Seajacks, a leading offshore installation contractor. 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. We are viewing the Wind Power market very positively and are therefore optimistic about the optional vessels."