Seajacks take delivery of Scylla

Wednesday, 25 November, 2015 - 10:15
In early December, Seajacks Scylla will begin her journey from South Korea to Europe. (Photo: Seajacks)
In early December, Seajacks Scylla will begin her journey from South Korea to Europe. (Photo: Seajacks)

Seajacks International has taken successful delivery of its fifth self-propelled jack-up vessel, the Scylla. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea, Scylla is the world’s largest and most capable installation jack-up vessel to date, Seajacks states.

Sailing at speeds of 12 knots or over, Scylla is outfitted with 105 m long legs which give the ability to install components in water depths in excess of 65 m. Scylla is equipped with a Huisman 1500 t leg-encircling crane and has useable deck space of up to 5,000 m² and 8,800 t of available variable load.

“Scylla is the largest and most advanced installation jack-up on the market and is targeted at the offshore wind and oil and gas markets. The vessel can handle XL monopiles, jacket foundations, and is able to transport an impressive number of the 7 and 8 MW turbines that are currently available in the wind market”, says Blair Ainslie, Seajacks’ CEO. “It’s another terrific achievement for the new building team at Seajacks, who have now overseen the on-time and on-budget delivery of five of the world’s most advanced DP2 jack-up vessels”, he adds.

In early December, Scylla will begin her journey from South Korea to Europe on-board the heavy load carrier vessel HLV Osprey and is expected to arrive in Rotterdam around the end of January. Seajacks’ operations teams will then prepare the vessel for her first project next spring. Her first job in the UK will commence in 2017 for Dong Energy’s Walney Extension offshore wind farm.

Katharina Garus / Seajacks

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