Seajacks names new vessels joining its fleet

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 24/05/2022 Seajacks

Seajacks UK Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eneti Inc., has unveiled the names of two new NG-160000X vessels joining its fleet. Nessie and Siren will join the Seajacks fleet in August 2024 and May 2025.

The new GustoMSC NG-16000X vessels are currently under construction in Daewoo, South Korea and will be fitted with high-capacity 2600t at 31m radius cranes, which will allow installation of 14MW+ offshore wind turbines. They were named in-line with the Seajacks tradition of naming vessels after mythological sea creatures.

The Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as Nessie, is a creature in Scottish folklore that is said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. The iconic Loch Ness is one of the largest and deepest expanses of water in the UK.

In Greek mythology, sirens were unique creatures who were generally depicted as part woman and part bird. Being part bird, they had unbelievably beautiful voices, which it was said that no person could resist. Merciless, sirens used their songs to lure sailors to the rocky shores of their home, where the sailors were drowned and eaten by the monsters. The siren's call is one best left unanswered.

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.

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