Seajacks takes delivery of Seajacks ScyllaVessel & ROV News // November 23, 2015
Seajacks International has taken delivery of its fifth and largest self-propelled jack-up vessel, Seajacks Scylla. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea, Seajacks describes Scylla as “the world’s largest and most capable installation jack-up vessel.”
Commenting on delivery of the vessel, Blair Ainslie, Seajacks CEO, said: “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 megawatt (MW) and 8MW turbines that are currently available in the wind market.”
In early December, Seajacks Scylla will begin her journey from South Korea to Europe on the heavy lift vessel 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. Scylla’s first job in the UK will commence in 2017 for Dong Energy at the Walney Extension offshore windfarm.
Scylla is fitted with 105m long legs which give the ability to install components in water depths in excess of 65m (in North Sea conditions). Scylla is equipped with a Huisman 1,500 tonne leg-encircling crane and has usable deck space of up to 5,000m² and 8,800 tonnes of available variable load.