‘Saipem 7000’ back in operation

Source: press release, 13 June 2022

Crane vessel ‘Saipem 7000’
Crane vessel ‘Saipem 7000’ (photo: Saipem)

Following the incident occurred on 14 April 2022 to Crane n.1 of Saipem 7000, the vessel is back in operation and on 31 May 2022 the semi-submersible crane vessel, one of the largest crane vessels in the world, has arrived in the Seagreen Wind Farm field North of Edinburgh, Scotland.

After the incident, the vessel had gone through a first step of necessary repair works and the Crane n. 2 obtained the related certifications, allowing it to operate with a lifting capacity in line with Seagreen project technical requirements and scope of work.

The scope of work of the Saipem 7000 for the Seagreen Wind Farm is the installation of 114 foundation jackets; 23 of them have been already installed, while the remaining 91 will be installed from now until year-end 2022.

Crane n. 1 is expected to complete the repair works to allow the vessel to return to its full lifting capacity by early 2023.