Update: Seajacks Scylla Nearing Completion
Construction of Seajacks’ fifth and largest wind farm installation vessel to date is progressing well at Samsung Heavy Industries Geoje shipyard in South Korea.
Seajacks Scylla’s impressive deck of nearly 5000m² was finished in March and her 139m by 50m hull was completed on time in April of this year. Outfitting is now well advanced and in recent weeks, Scylla’s 1500t main crane and two auxiliary cranes have been successfully installed. All of the leg components are now fabricated with installation well underway and on schedule. The accommodation block and spud cans are also now fully installed.
Seajacks Scylla was launched in May and will now remain afloat or jacked up at the quayside until sea trials commence in September and her subsequent delivery in October 2015.
Blair Ainslie, CEO for Seajacks UK said:
“The construction and commissioning of Seajacks Scylla is progressing very well and on schedule. Once delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries in October 2015, Seajacks Scylla will be transported to Rotterdam and will be ready to install offshore wind components in the North Sea in early 2016. Scylla is proving to be an ideal choice for the World’s largest and most challenging offshore wind farm projects and we expect to announce positive news on multiple contract awards in the near future.
Scylla will be the largest and most advanced installation jack up within the offshore wind sector and we would like as many potential clients as possible to visit the vessel when she arrives in the UK. We are therefore planning to hold the naming ceremony in East Anglia at our home port of Great Yarmouth.”
The vessel name originates from Greek mythology, where the Scylla was a monster that lived on one side of a narrow channel of water, opposite its counterpart Charybdis. The vessel design is based on a Gusto MSC NG14000X and has been specifically designed to meet the demands associated with working on future offshore wind projects.
The vessel will be equipped with a 1500t leg-encircling crane and incorporates useable deck space of nearly 5000m² and over 8000t of available variable load. Sailing at speeds of 12 knots, Scylla will be outfitted with 105m long legs that have the ability to install components in water depths of up to 65m.
For more information on Seajacks Scylla and to register your interest in attending the naming ceremony, please contact Max Paterson – Sales & Marketing Manager