Eneti Secures First Wind Turbine Installation Contract for Mega Jack-Up Newbuild

Seajacks UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eneti, has signed a contract with an undisclosed client to transport and install turbines for a project commencing in the first half of 2025.

The contract will be performed by Eneti’s first of two NG16000X wind turbine installation vessels currently under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in Korea.

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The vessel, to be named Nessie, will be delivered by the shipyard during the fourth quarter of 2024.

Inclusive of mobilization beginning early in the first quarter of 2025, the engagement is expected to be between 226 and 276 days and generate approximately EUR 60 million to EUR 73 million of net revenue after forecasted project costs, Eneti said.

”Securing this charter for our first newbuilding WTIV is an important milestone for the Company. It represents a proof of concept for our newbuildings and reflects the improving fundamentals of the installation market and the expanding capability of our fleet. With open vessel capacity, we are well positioned to contract the fleet in a tightening market and a rising rate environment,” Emanuele Lauro, CEO of Eneti, said.

Nessie and her sister vessel will be capable of installing up to 20-megawatt turbines at depths of up to 65 metres of water.

The jack-ups are designed by GustoMSC and will feature a 2,600 Ton Leg Encircling Crane from Huisman Equipment.

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