Seajacks Zaratan Completes Turbine Installation at Akita & Noshiro OWF – Heavy Lift News
11 Oct 2022

Seajacks Zaratan Completes Turbine Installation at Akita & Noshiro OWF

Seajacks International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eneti Inc., recently completed the installation of all 33 wind turbines at the Akita & Noshiro offshore wind farm situated off the Japanese Akita Prefecture coastline.

The self-propelled jack up vessel, Seajacks Zaratan, carried out the work in collaboration with main installation contractor Kajima Corporation and turbine supplier Vestas Japan Co., Ltd. The project, which is owned by Akita Offshore Wind Corporation (AOW), is the first commercial-scale fixed-bottom wind farm to be constructed in Japan. The 140MW project will power approximately 150,000 homes and mitigate over two million tons of GHG emissions over its expected useful life.

Blair Ainslie, Seajacks CEO said the following:

“The completion of the turbine installation at Akita and Noshiro is an achievement that all parties involved can be proud of. The project is a powerful demonstration of a successful collaboration between international partners to deliver a successful project outcome.

It is a testament to the capabilities of all parties, that the project has been completed safely and without any major incidents, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Seajacks Zaratan will continue to provide support on the project through the end of the charter period, before demobilising and heading on to further turbine installation projects in the Asia Pacific region.

The Seajacks Zaratan is a modified version of the MSC NG5500X design with an 800t crane and 2,000m² deck space.

In April 2022, Seajacks UK Limited signed an amendment to an existing contract in place with the developers of the Akita and Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm to extend the existing period of service for which the Seajacks Zaratan is providing transportation and installation of wind turbines. The amendment compensates Seajacks for the adjusted timetable caused by a delay in the start date, generating an additional $18.5 million of revenue. The initial contract is for a period of 96 days, is now expected to begin in July 2022 and is expected to generate $36.6 million of revenue, plus the additional $18.5 million. The amendment will see Seajacks Zaratan contracted through to the end of November 2022.

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Seajacks Zaratan on an earlier contract offshore Taiwan

Source Eneti


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