January 25 - Seajacks Scylla has visited the Rotterdam Offshore Group (ROG) terminal in the Waalhaven, after her first successful assignment on phase 1 of the Veja Mate Offshore Windpark project.

During the vessel's stay at the Waalhaven facility, ROG performed an upgrade on the vessels mooring system.

According to ROG, Seajacks Scylla has more than 8,000 tonnes of available variable deck load and is equipped with a 1,540 tonne capacity leg-encircling crane and a usable deck space in excess of 5,000 sq m.

ROG claims the unit is outfitted with 105 m legs with the ability to install components in water depths down to 65 m.

John Vingoe, operations manager at Seajacks UK said: "The Port of Rotterdam is an ideal place to conduct works of this kind, given the proximity of quality suppliers and subcontractors, and we look forward to working there again soon. Scylla is now fully engaged in wind turbine generator construction at the Veja Mate wind farm, and the high quality installations committed by ROG have been key to making this happen."

After the upgrade, Seajacks Scylla sailed to Esbjerg, Denmark where the vessel has been mobilised for the second phase of the Veja Mate offshore wind farm project, which includes the turbine installation of 67 Siemens SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines at the 402 MW wind farm.

Seajacks Scylla had already completed phase one of the project, installing 67 foundation monopiles at the site located some 95 km north west of the island of Borkum.

Each monopile weighed approximately 1,300 tonnes with a diameter of 7.8 m; each transition piece measured over 25 m in length and weighed approximately 360 tonnes.

Veja Mate is a EUR1.9 billion (USD2 billion) offshore wind project expected to be fully operational by 2018.