Monaco’s Eneti has announced that its subsidiary Seajacks has signed a contract with Dutch marine contractor Van Oord for wind turbine installation vessel Seajacks Scylla, marine news service Splash247 reports.
The 2015-built vessel is currently operating in Taiwan through 2022, and will move to Europe upon completion of its existing contract with Ørsted at the Greater Changhua Offshore Wind Farm.
Emanuele Lauro, CEO of Eneti, said: “Securing this charter will bring the Scylla back from the Asia Pacific to the European market by the end of 2022. For a large and highly capable installation vessel like Scylla, we are seeing numerous opportunities in the UK and Europe in 2024 and 2025 as wind turbines increase in size and weight and are located further offshore.”
Eneti formerly operated as Scorpio Bulkers. The company acquired Seajacks in August, 2021, and now has a fleet of five wind turbine installation self-propelled jackups. The company also has two WTIV newbuilds on order at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) with deliveries starting in Q3 2024, Splash247 said.
Eneti reports on its company website: “Seajacks International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eneti Inc., is a UK based offshore installation company committed to building and operating the world’s most advanced and versatile fleet of self-propelled jack-up vessels equipped to service the demands of the offshore wind industry. Our on and offshore crews work in full conjunction with all of our clients, looking to provide the most cost-effective solutions in the safest environments possible.”