Seajacks Leviathan set to work on offshore windfam developmentProjects and Operations // September 28, 2009
Seajacks International Ltd, the UK jack-up/liftboat operator, reports that it has has delivered Seajacks Leviathan to Fluor on time and on budget. This marks the start of Seajacks' offshore charter works at Greater Gabbard, the world's largest offshore wind energy development.
"We are pleased to have delivered Leviathan safely and on schedule, and look forward to playing our part in the construction of this landmark renewable energy project," said managing director of Seajacks UK, Blair Ainslie. The vessel was formally accepted by Fluor at Vlissingen, The Netherlands, earlier this month, and is due to begin turbine installation work in the North Sea shortly.
The vessel will work 25km off the east coast of England on the Greater Gabbard wind project, which will be the world's largest offshore wind farm on completion in 2011.
"The Greater Gabbard development will demonstrate both the scale and engineering ingenuity required to make offshore wind an integral part of the future energy mix," said Mr Ainsliet. "Seajacks Leviathan is designed specifically for the harsh North Sea environment. Its sister ship, Kraken, is currently in the final stage of a five-month project in Canada's equally inhospitable east coast waters, providing maintenance work at the Thebaud platform located off Sable Island."