The Seajacks Scylla, an offshore support vessel specifically designed for transport of deep water large wind farm components, made its maiden call to the Netherlands-based Port of IJmuiden on 14 March. The photo shows the vessel arriving at the port.
The vessel’s owner, Seajacks International, an offshore installation and maintenance contractor, took delivery of the vessel in November 2015 after it was built by South Korea-based Samsung Heavy Industries.
The vessel can be customized to the requirements of an ongoing project, which is why it is now berthed in IJmuiden.
Its first job will be the installation of 67 monopiles for the German offshore wind farm Veja Mate. A monopile gripper will be used to control the driving process and put the monopiles in straight. The full commercial operation for the windfarm is planned for the fourth quarter of 2017.
Seajacks Scylla has accommodation space for 130 persons, a helideck diameter of 22.2 m and a main deck area of 5000m².
It is one of the five offshore support vessels owned by Seajacks International.
Image Courtesy: Zeehaven IJmuiden N.V