Massive Scylla finishes windfarm contract four weeks ahead of schedule

Great Yarmouth based Seajacks' massive vessel Scylla.

Great Yarmouth based Seajacks' massive vessel Scylla. - Credit: Seajacks

The world’s largest and most advanced installation jackup vessel has successfully completed work on the biggest offshore windfarm project in the Irish Sea.

Scylla, owned and operated by Great yarmouth business Seajacks, recently finished installing 87 turbines on the Walney Extension windfarm off the Cumbrian coast. Scylla completed work four weeks ahead of schedule.

Delivered in October 2015, Scylla is a state of the art wind turbine foundation and installation vessel specifically designed for deep water and large windfarm components and is the only ship capable of installing 12MW+ turbines at a single time. Fitted with 105m long legs, she has the ability to install components in water depths of up to 65m.

CEO Blair Ainslie said: “All of us at Seajacks are incredibly proud of Scylla and the crew’s performance throughout the project. To finish work on the site ahead of schedule is a real crowning achievement for everyone in the company.”