Offshore wind vessel installer Eneti has sold its three smaller turbine installation jackups to an undisclosed unaffiliated buyer for $70 million, splash247 reports.

The Monaco-based owner and operator has offloaded the 2014-built Seajacks Hydra, the 2009-built Seajacks Leviathan and Seajacks Kraken, acquired when it took over UK-based Seajacks in 2021.

The GustoMSC-designed NG 2500X multi-purpose jackups will leave the fleet before the end of 2023, generating net cash proceeds of around $56.8 million.

Eneti is currently under contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, now Hanwha Ocean, for the construction of two next-generation offshore wind turbine installation vessels expected for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2024 and the second quarter of 2025.

In June, the company sealed a merger deal with BW Group-backed counterpart Cadeler. The deal will see Cadeler and Eneti shareholders own 60 percent and 40 percent respectively of the combined companies.

After the merger, the combined group will be named Cadeler, be headquartered in Copenhagen and have a combined fleet of 10 modern offshore wind construction units, reported on August 8.

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