A2SEA: SEA CHALLENGER on her way home

A2SEA’s second newbuilding SEA CHALLENGER – the sister vessel of SEA INSTALLER - began her journey to Denmark from the Chinese shipyard COSCO in Qidong.

SEA CHALLENGER is expected to arrive in Denmark during May 2014. Upon arrival, she will be engaged in the Westermost Rough project during the summer of 2014.

SEA CHALLENGER is a purpose built second generation offshore installation vessel.

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In March 2012, A2SEA signed a brand new contract with COSCO Shipyard Group Co. Ltd., for the construction of yet another jack-up vessel specially designed for installing offshore wind turbines.

The USD 155 million agreement with COSCO Shipyard Group Co. Ltd. is for a vessel that’s almost identical to SEA INSTALLER. Of course, it’s no easy task to improve on SEA INSTALLER’s capabilities, but this new vessel does feature a larger crane that can lift up to 900 tonnes – 100 tonnes more than her sister vessel. The increased lifting capacity will meet the trend toward even larger turbines engineered for offshore use.

With delivery expected in 2014, the new vessel will be optimised to operate at depths of up to 45 metres, making it well suited to installing upcoming offshore wind projects in Northern Europe.

With the offshore market in Northern Europe growing quickly, the demand for installation vessels will grow dramatically. With this new vessel, A2SEA is well prepared to meet that demand, strengthening our position as a supplier of installation services. And we’ve taken another big step toward shortening installation time, thus bringing down the cost of offshore wind energy.


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