May 19 - A2SEA's new purpose built installation vessel SEA CHALLENGER has arrived in the Port of Esbjerg ready for its first project at DONG Energy's Westermost Rough in the UK.

SEA CHALLENGER is a sister vessel to SEA INSTALLER, which entered into A2SEA's fleet in December 2012 and travelled directly to Gunfleet Sands to install two Siemens 6 MW test turbines.

SEA CHALLENGER will mobilise for Westermost Rough until mid-June, where it will begin the installation of 35 Siemens 6 MW turbines.

Jens Frederik Hansen, ceo of A2SEA expressed pride at the welcome of the purpose built offshore installation vessel SEA CHALLENGER to the company's fleet. With the vessel securing work until the end of 2015, Hansen said that A2SEA has "high expectations of her performance".

The Westermost Rough offshore wind farm is expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2015.