Seajacks Scylla has successfully completed its first assignment in phase I of the $2bn, 402MW Veja Mate Offshore Windpark project.

The company has deployed 67 units of foundation monopiles at the project site, which is located approximately 95km northwest of the island of Borkum in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Weighing nearly 1300t each, the foundation monopole has a diameter of 7.8m, while each transition piece is more than 25m in length and weighs approximately 360t.

Seajacks' UK operations manager John Vingoe said: “Scylla is now fully engaged in wind turbine generator construction at the Veja Mate windfarm, and the high-quality installations committed by Rotterdam Offshore Group (ROG) have been key to making this happen.”

"Scylla is now fully engaged in wind turbine generator construction at the Veja Mate windfarm."

After completion of the project, the installation vessel was anchored at ROG's shipyard terminal in Waalhaven, the Netherlands, where the ship has undergone an upgrade of its mooring system.

The modernisation of Seajacks Scylla has been completed by ROG within strict deadlines, while ensuring quality levels were reached and maintaining class satisfaction.

After completion of the upgrade, the jack-up vessel was sailed to the Danish town of Esbjerg, where the ship was mobilised for Phase II. This phase will see the installation of 67 units of German company Siemens’ SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines.

The $2bn Veja Mate Offshore Windpark project is expected to be fully operational by next year.

Image: Seajacks Scylla in ROG facilities in Waalhaven, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Photo: courtesy of Seajacks UK Ltd /Rotterdam Offshore Group.