Having been delivered in 2015, Seajacks Scylla is considered to be the world’s largest and most advanced Offshore Wind Farm Installation Vessel. The vessel is purpose designed and constructed to meet the environmental rigors associated with working the UK and North West European markets. Operating at depths of up to 65m and with an open deck space of 4,600m2, Seajacks Scylla is ideally suited to servicing the ever expanding market for off-shore wind farm installation.
Built by Samsung Heavy Industries, Geoge City, South Korea
Owned and operated by Seajacks UK Ltd., Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK
GRT 12,000 tons
DWT 5,000 MT
Propulsion: 3 x 3000kW stern azipod units
Thrusters: 3 x 3000kW (retractable)
Jack-up legs, length 105m
Speed 12 knots
Accommodation for 130 crew and turbine installation specialists
Seajacks Scylla is uniquely equipped with a 1,540 MT leg-encircling crane capable of meeting the installation needs of jumbo-monopiles, jackets, and turbines of future wind farms in deeper waters further from shore.
She recently visited the Port of Rotterdam for a mooring system upgrade following her first successful assignment on Phase 1 of the Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm Project which included the installation of 67 foundation monopiles off the coast of Germany, each weighing approximately 1,300 MT.
The vessel left Rotterdam for Esbjerg in Norway where she was mobilized for Phase 2 of the Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm project (location shown in the above map) which includes the turbine installation of 67 Siemens SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines. Each turbine has a capacity of 6MW and a rotor diameter of 154m, to produce enough electricity for 400.000 German homes each year.
Based in Great Yarmouth (UK), Seajacks was acquired in 2012 by Marubeni Corporation and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), a government-sponsored private equity corporation.
Ship of the Week contributed by Captain Stephen Brown, West Pacific Marine Ltd.