- Published: 26 November 2021 26 November 2021
Seaway 7 has announced that the steel cutting ceremony took place for its Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV) at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) facility in Jiangsu, China.
The ceremony marks the first milestone in bringing its GustoMSC NG-14000XL-G jack-up vessel to the market. Seaway 7 also revealed the new build vessel’s name; Seaway Ventus meaning ‘wind’ in Latin. The vessel, previously known by project name VIND1, will be delivered in Q2 2023. The vessels inaugural project will be the transport and installation of Wind Turbine Generators for Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 03 offshore wind farms in Germany. The vessel will be capable of installing wind turbine components in water depths of 65m, to a height of up to 182m above the sea and will feature a telescopic leg-encircling crane with a maximum lifting capacity of 2,500t in retracted mode and 1,600t in extended mode.