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Take a look around Scylla: the ship at Great Yarmouth that’s the size of a football pitch

PUBLISHED: 07:51 04 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:28 04 March 2016

The naming ceremony for the newest and largest vessel in the Seajacks fleet Scylla.
Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour, South Beach Parade. 

Picture: James Bass

The naming ceremony for the newest and largest vessel in the Seajacks fleet Scylla. Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour, South Beach Parade. Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk © 2016

These pictures reveal the true scale of Scylla, a new $250m vessel for the offshore wind industry, and the biggest of her kind.

With a deck the size of a football pitch, she dwarfed the other vessels in her fleet when she sailed into Great Yarmouth harbour.

Built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, the jack-up vessel’s job will be to install the next generation of wind turbines far out in the North Sea.

And industry chiefs travelled from as far as Japan to celebrate her naming ceremony in Great Yarmouth today, where the ceremonial bottle of Champagne was smashed into the hull to mark her launch.

Seajacks chief executive Blair Ainslie said: “It’s a great milestone in the history of Seajacks.”

Her first mission is to install huge monopiles at Veja Mate, off the coast of Germany.


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