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Specialist wins $100m contract

PUBLISHED: 14:36 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:46 03 July 2010

SPECIALIST vessel builder Seajacks, with an office in Great Yarmouth, has been awarded contracts for both of their new vessels Seajacks Leviathan and Seajacks Kraken, with a combined value in excess of $100m.

SPECIALIST vessel builder Seajacks, with an office in Great Yarmouth, has been awarded contracts for both of their new vessels Seajacks Leviathan and Seajacks Kraken, with a combined value in excess of $100m.

With their vessels near to completion at Lamprell's shipyard in Dubai, Seajacks themselves view the contracts as a resounding confirmation of confidence in their business and vessels.

Both of the Seajacks vessels are state of the art, self-propelled liftboats, commissioned for their ability to perform under environmentally harsh conditions. These versatile jack-ups are designed to be utilised in the oil and gas industry and the offshore renewable energy sectors.

Seajacks first vessel, The Kraken, is contracted to ExxonMobil in Canada and will initially work as the offshore accommodation unit for the Sable Project located offshore of Nova Scotia, Canada before returning to the North Sea.

The Seajacks Kraken is scheduled for delivery to the company next month and will make her way on to Nova Scotia to start on the ExxonMobil contract in May this year.

Last week, Seajacks signed a contract with Fluor Ltd for The Leviathan to work as an installation unit for the world's largest offshore wind farm, approximately 25 kilometers off the Suffolk/ Essex coast. This second Seajacks' vessels is scheduled for delivery to the company in June of this year with its arrival in Europe planned for mid August in time for work to commence this coming September.

Seajacks hold options to build five more specialist vessels for use within the International offshore energy sectors.

With the news of the second contract, Seajacks has announced that, wherever possible, the recruitment for the crewing of 'The Leviathan' will be executed locally.

Seajacks has offices in Yarmouth at the Beacon Innovation Centre, and in the Orbis Centre at Lowestoft.


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