Scylla sails through maintenance checks ahead of next project
The world’s largest advanced offshore wind installation jack-up vessel has successfully completed important maintenance checks ahead of its next large-scale offshore wind farm project.
Scylla, owned and operated by leading offshore installation and maintenance contractor Seajacks, completed a deadweight survey, incline test and crane maintenance, all of which were successful.
The maintenance comes during a busy time for the vessel. Scylla recently completed the installation of 87 turbines, ahead of schedule, on the Walney Extension wind farm, which once active will be the world’s largest, and will soon be heading to the Southern North Sea to begin work on East Anglia ONE, helping install the jacket foundations for the 102 wind turbines on the site.
Delivered in October 2015, Scylla is a state of the art wind turbine foundation and installation vessel specifically designed for deep water and large windfarm components and is the only ship capable of carrying up to four 12MW turbines at a single time. Fitted with 105 metre long legs, she has the ability to install components in water depths of up to 65 metres.
Blair Ainslie, CEO of Seajacks, said: “It is great to see that Scylla is in peak condition and ready to take on her next challenge. She and her crew had fantastic success recently working on the Walney Extension project, and to complete this so far ahead of schedule is testament to her incredible capabilities as an installation vessel.
“She is ready to begin work on East Anglia ONE and we are highly confident she will be a huge success on the project.”
Notes to editors:
Seajacks UK is an East Anglian based offshore installation company committed to building the world’s most advanced and versatile fleet of self-propelled jack-up vessels equipped to service the demands of the offshore wind industry. Its offshore crews work in full conjunction with all of its clients, looking to provide the most cost-effective solutions in the safest environments possible.
Seajacks UK has a fleet of 5 GustoMSC designed vessels, all capable of installing and maintaining offshore wind farms in harsh conditions. The fleet includes Seajacks Kraken, Seajacks Leviathan, Seajacks Hydra, Seajacks Zaratan and Seajacks Scylla, which between them have a track record of over 445 wind turbine installations, providing an effective solution to the installation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines and foundations.