Seajacks inks berthing agreement for Teesport

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 10/05/2022 PD Ports

PD Ports has entered into a long-term deal with self-propelled jack-up operator Seajacks to bring its UK Marine base to the Tees Valley.

Formerly based in Amsterdam, the new agreement will see Seajacks utilising Cargo Fleet Wharf at Teesport Commerce Park to berth up to three self-propelled jack-up vessels whilst not out at work in the North Sea. The first of these vessels,
Kraken, moored at Teesport Commerce Park recently. The other vessels concerned are Hydraand Leviathan.

PD Ports CEO Frans Calje commented: “This is fantastic news for PD Ports and for the Tees Valley.

“Teesport, and the whole of our region, is at the forefront of the transition away from high carbon energy sources and towards lower carbon fuels such as offshore renewables.

“As a business we are committed to playing our full role in the region’s future growth and by bringing businesses such as Seajacks to our region, and striding towards our own ambitious decarbonisation targets, we can continue driving this transformational change to deliver a brighter future for all.

“We are delighted to welcome Seajacks to Teesport Commerce Park and look forward to working with them to create a strong UK base for their operations.”

John Vingoe, Operations Manager, said: “Seajacks has put in place a long-term arrangement with PD Ports to use Teesport as a home port for its three NG2500X self-propelled jack up vessels – Kraken, Leviathan and Hydra.

“Kraken is already in place in Teesport and is preparing for a new charter contract while the Leviathan will also join when the current project is completed. Seajacks is looking forward to establishing this new base in the North-East of England and we look forward to working with the local supply chain in the area."

Seajacks UK Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eneti Inc and provides installation and maintenance vessels to the offshore wind sector. Seajacks’ flagship, NG14000X design
Seajacks Scylla,  was delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries in 2015, and it is currently employed in Asia. Seajacks also owns and operates the NG5500C design Seajacks Zaratan which is currently operating in the Japanese market under the Japanese flag, as well as the three NG2500X specification WTIVs, Kraken, Hydraand Leviathan.