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Seajacks and Samsung to build world’s largest offshore wind installation vessel

Seajacks International has entered into a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to build what they claim will be the world largest and most advanced offshore wind farm installation vessel.

The vessel has been specifically designed to meet the demands associated with working UK Round 3, Scottish territorial waters and the other North West European markets. Seajacks also has options for the construction of an additional two units.

Named Seajacks Scylla, the new vessel is based on the Gusto MSC NG14000X design and will be  equipped with a 1500t leg-encircling crane, incorporate useable deck space in excess of 5000m2, and have over 8000t of available variable load, said Seajacks.

Sailing at speeds of at least 12 knots, Scylla will be fitted with 105m long legs that have the ability to install components in water depths of up to 65m.

“Drawing on our extensive experience, and based on feedback from discussions with clients across the supply chain, the design of Seajacks Scylla has been developed to meet the installation needs of jumbo-monopiles, jackets and turbines of future wind farms in deeper waters and further from shore,” said Blair Ainslie, CEO of the Seajacks Group.

Seajacks Scylla will be delivered in the second half of 2015 in conjunction with SHI.

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