Eaton’s Hazardous Area Communications Group completes Seajacks Scylla wind farm installation vessel

Seajacks Scylla vessel, touted as the world's largest and most advanced wind farm installation and offshore construction vessel, has been delivered by the Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard in Geoje, Republic of South Korea.

Eaton’s Hazardous Area Communications (HAC) group supplied a range of brand solutions including the IMCOS™ Integrated Multimedia Communication System, MEDC explosion-proof loudspeakers and beacons, HERNIS CCTV system and FHF explosion-proof telephones demonstrating HAC’s capability of providing comprehensive range of packaged project solutions.

HAC’s contribution to the project included:

  • CCTV system
  • Public Address & General Alarm System (PA&GA)
  • Loudspeakers
  • Flashing beacons
  • Automatic Telephone System
  • Sound Powered Telephones
  • IP DECT Wireless System
  • TVRO Antenna
  • IP TV Crew Entertainment System
  • LAN network
  • V-SAT Antenna System

The systems were successfully commissioned in November 2015. In early December 2015, Seajacks Scylla began her journey from South Korea to Europe on-board the heavy load carrier vessel, HLV Osprey arrived in Rotterdam at the end of January 2016. Seajacks operations teams will then prepare the vessel for her first project.

This vessel is based on the Gusto MSC NG14000X design, the ABS-classed Seajacks Scylla, has more than 8,000 metric tons of available variable deck load. Equipped with a 1,540-metric-ton leg-encircling crane and a usable deck space in excess of 5,000 square meters the unit is outfitted with 105-meter legs with the ability to install components in water depths to 65 meters. The rig is capable of meeting the installation needs of jumbo-mono-piles, jackets, and turbines of future wind farms in deeper waters farther from shore.

The Seajacks Scylla complies with ABS classification requirements for self-propelled jackup units, including the DPS-2 for dynamic positioning capability; ACCU, which applies to automatic centralized control unmanned units; and CRC for crane register certificate.

Scylla’s first job in the UK will commence in 2017 for DONG Energy at the Walney Extension offshore wind farm