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Seajacks Hydra commissioned in under 10 days by Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam

The Seajacks Hydra, a jack-up vessel owned by Seajacks UK Ltd., was commissioned within 10 days at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam, which is part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion. In late July, a heavy-lift vessel shipped the Seajacks Hydra platform into the port of Rotterdam. Seajacks Hydra was towed to the repair yard. It was a time-constrained project since the platform had to be delivered to a project of Seajacks which started in August. In spite of the tight schedule, Hydra was delivered on time.

The scope of work was among other the installation of four azimuth thrusters (rudder propellers). The Seajacks Hydra was jacked-up 8 meters above the water surface, while divers kept an eye on the process and the soil condition. Jacking-up is permitted on only a limited number of locations in the Port of Rotterdam. In order to jack-up a vessel the soil needs to be mapped and one must possess information about the depth, layering and capacity of the soil.

The platform would initially be commissioned by another reparation company, also located in the Port of Rotterdam. Last minute they were not able to clear a location. However, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion was able to provide a location and deliver the platform before the deadline.  

Various departments of Seajacks were involved in the repairing process, from: Logistic, Procurement, Technical and the Contract departments of Seajacks. In addition they also assisted in the mobilization and the supply of required materials. Seajacks is a regular client at Shipdock Amsterdam, also part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion. Both companies look forward to continued cooperation.

Seajacks UK Ltd.
Seajacks UK Ltd., Great Yarmout United Kingdom, is dedicated to providing safe and efficient offshore operations. The company currently operates self-propelled, dynamically positioned, jack-up platforms in the core market of the North Sea. Seajacks owned, self-propelled jack-ups 'Seajacks Kraken', 'Seajacks Leviathan' and ‘Seajacks Zaratan’ are harsh environment installation vessels. These vessels have been built specifically to perform in the harsh environment of the North Sea. Seajacks is actively pursuing growth opportunities in the offshore wind farm market and maintenance work on offshore oil and gas platforms.


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Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

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