Sea Challenger readies for Westermost Rough

DENMARK: A2Sea's new Sea Challenger installation vessel has arrived in Esbjerg, Denmark ahead of its first project at the Westermost Rough project.

The Sea Challanger vessel will install Westermost Rough's 35 turbines

A2Sea said visitors will be able to learn about the vessel's crane and jacking system, plus see the 285 metre-square bridge.

The ship has a larger, 900 tonne crane than sister vessel, Sea Installer, which has an 800 tonne crane. Both vessels were built by Chinese company Cosco Shipyard Group.

Sea Challenger will begin installing the 35 Siemens 6MW turbines at the 210MW project located eight kilometres from the UK's east coast. Esbjerg, on the Danish west coast, will be the loading port.

Westermost Rough is jointly owned by Danish developer Dong Energy, Japanese corporation Marubeni and the UK's Green Investment Bank.