Clarksons Platou Securities has confirmed that Seajacks’ offshore wind installation vessel Seajacks Scylla has been contracted for jacket foundation installation work at the 950-MW Moray East offshore windfarm off Scotland
Installation was originally scheduled to commence in late May, using DEME’s new installation vessel Orion 1, but was delayed after the crane on the vessel collapsed during testing.
The incident took place on 2 May 2020 as the vessel was testing its 5,000-tonne crane while undergoing load tests. The ship was due to be delivered to DEME in May 2020. At the time of the incident the vessel was owned by Cosco (Qidong) Offshore Ltd and was at crane-builder Liebherr’s quayside at Rostock in Germany. The crane suffered significant damage.
Shortly after the incident occurred, the Netherlands-based Ropeblock issued a statement that confirmed that the crane’s hook had failed.
Orion 1 remains at a shipyard, undergoing repairs.
Clarksons said now that a replacement for Orion 1 had been found, installation work is set to begin in July.
Moray East will make use of 100 MHI Vestas 9.5-MW turbines.
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