Van Oord, as contractor, will use Seajack’s state-of-the-art Scylla as the main installation vessel for the works, the world’s largest and most advanced working in offshore wind. The contract will support 140 current positions with Seajacks, and allows the company to create up to 75 new jobs.
Seajacks will recruit at least 5 new local apprentices as part of the contract, which will see the Scylla vessel engaged on the project for at least six months, starting in April 2018. Scylla has 105m legs, and is capable of working in water depths of up to 65m. Deck space is 5000 square metres and it has a load capacity of just under 9000 tonnes.
Standing over 65 metres tall, and weighing more than 845 tonnes, the three-legged steel jacket structures support the turbine towers, nacelle and blades.