21 September 2016 

 

Semco Maritime to mobilise the world’s largest vessel for installation of wind turbines

 

With the order for a mobilisation task for ”Seajacks Scylla”, Semco Maritime now strengthens its position further in the offshore wind industry. This strategically important scope of work will be completed at the dockyard in Esbjerg. Semco Maritime will be granted the assignment of fabricate and installation of new sea fastening on “Scylla”, the world’s largest vessel for installation of offshore wind turbines. That became when Semco Maritime and Scylla’s owner, Seajacks, signed the agreement for a modification of the vessel’s deck with flexible sea-fastening’s device.

"Semco Maritime is to construct a special module, which will render it possible to adapt “Scylla’s” freight deck to accommodate different sizes of towers and blades, which are to be safely transported to the assembly area under harsh weather conditions as well. Seajacks has designed the solution, which is to be constructed on land and mounted on “Scylla” when she arrives in Esbjerg in November", explains Lars Skov, Head of Rig Projects at Semco Maritime.

”Rig Projects will handle project management while our own fabrication department will support with the fabrication at our yard in Esbjerg making this a truly tailor-made task for Semco Maritime. We only have ”Scylla” in Esbjerg for 18 days, and during that period we are to mount a complex pre-fabricated solution. That is obviously a very sharp deadline, which we are only able to live up to because of our year-long experience with management of urgent rig projects in combination with our dockyard expertise from this exact type of module construction,” says Lars Skov.

Increased strategic focus on the wind industry

In recent years, Semco Maritime has increased its strategic focus on the wind industry and holds, among other things, expertise in fabrication of sea fastening systems for securing heavy items for wind turbines. With the Scylla order, which is to be delivered on 18 December, Semco Maritime takes an additional step into the market for modification, conversion and renovation of wind turbine vessels – a market that in many ways fits Semco Maritime’s core competencies in the offshore industry.

For further information, please contact

Lars Christensen, Vice President, tel. +45 3016 4664, larc@semcomaritime.dk