Seajacks planning to double its fleetVessel & ROV News // March 1, 2010
Seajacks International has entered into a contract with GustoMSC to provide a basic design package for two or more newbuild wind farm installation jack-up vessels.
The jack-ups, which will double the Seajacks fleet, are being designed specifically to service the wind farm installation market in the harsh operating environment of the North Sea, as well as to provide services to the oil and gas sectors.
The vessels will be a modified version of the MSC NG5500 design, which incorporates a fully redundant DP2 propulsion system, accommodations for 90 persons, and an 800T leg encircling crane designed by MSC.
Seajacks has contracted MSC to develop the basic design package, prior to final selection of a shipyard, in order to ensure the newbuild delivery schedule is maintained. Seajacks is anticipating the delivery of the first newbuild in thefirst quarter of 2012, and then additional newbuilds shortly thereafter.