Lamprell delivers fourth self-propelled jackup to Seajacks
DUBAI -- Lamprell has announced the completion of construction and delivery of the “Hydra” to its client Seajacks.
Following a naming ceremony for the vessel, which was held at Lamprell’s Hamriyah facility in the UAE on 15 April, Lamprell delivered the Hydra on June 2. The vessel will depart the facility shortly enroute to its next destination in the North Sea.
The Hydra is the fourth vessel that Lamprell has built for Seajacks, three of which were constructed to the GustoMSC NG2500X design with the fourth vessel based on the larger GustoMSC NG5500C design.
In a joint collaboration between Lamprell and Seajacks, the Hydra has undergone a substantial re-design resulting in an enhanced jacking system, an increase in persons on board from 90 to 100, an increase in main crane capacity from 300 tonnes to 400 tonnes and improved automation and space management.
These vessels have been specifically designed to work in the harsh environment of the North Sea. Such jackup vessels are flexible and multipurpose, and are capable of working in both the offshore wind and the oil and gas sectors. All Seajacks vessels comply with the stringent regulations required to operate in the North Sea environment.
The contract for the “Hydra” was signed in July 2012 and delivery of this vessel represents the sixth jack up vessel of its kind to be delivered by Lamprell in total.