In February 2010 Seajacks entered into a contract with GustoMSC to provide the Basic Design Package for two purpose built wind farm installation vessels.
In June 2010 Seajacks entered into a contract with Lamprell shipyard to build these new vessels and Seajacks will take delivery of the first new-build, Seajacks Zaratan, in May 2012, and the additional new-build shortly thereafter.
Useful to the oil and gas industry too
These self-propelled jack-ups have been 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 industry. 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.
The construction of the new Seajacks Liftboat, the Seajacks Zaratan, is progressing ahead of schedule.
Seajacks Zaratan Construction Summary – 27/03/2011
* Double blocks 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 18, 21 & 23 are fully assembled, fully welded and installed on keel blocks
* Block 22 is now being attached
* Block Assembly – Block no; 14 is in progress
* Block Sub Assembly – Block no; 11, 12, 13 & 30 are in progress
* Panel Fabrication – Block no’s; 2, 12, 27A, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 & 33 are in progress
* Painting – Block no; 16 are in progress and Blocks 14 & 15 is ready for painting
* Cutting / crimping of accommodation structure – Block no’s 37 & 38 in progress
* Pipe work spool fabrication continues for bilge, ballast, F.W.transfer, sanitary, fuel transfer, oily water and air vent / sounding within these blocks
* Fabrication of pipe supports is on-going.
Work is still progressing ahead of schedule.
Source:Seajacks , March 31, 2011;