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Celebrating SEA CHALLENGER

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Wednesday 25 June 2014, A2SEA celebrates the new offshore installation vessel SEA CHALLENGER in Esbjerg.

Mid May, SEA CHALLENGER arrived in Esbjerg. At the moment she is mobilising for the first project – installation of 35 Siemens 6MW turbines on DONG Energy’s project Westermost Rough.

On Wednesday 25 June, members of the board of A2SEA and a wide range of clients are invited to see the 132 metres long and 39 metres wide vessel. The customers can among other things learn more about the crane and jacking system and visit the 285 m2 large bridge.

”We are very proud of our new vessel,” says Jens Frederik Hansen, CEO at A2SEA. “The vessel is a sister vessel to SEA INSTALLER which has performed very well since her first project in January 2013. So our expectations are high. The only major chance compared to the sister vessel is the larger crane (900 tonnes compared to SEA INSTALLERs 800 tonnes crane). Other than that the two vessels are identical.”

SEA CHALLENGER will start installation on Westermost Rough in the middle of July and Esbjerg will be the loading port. The project team expects installation of the 35 turbines to be completed in the beginning of 2015. When Westermost Rough is fully commissioned, the wind farm will provide enough electricity to power around 200,000 homes.

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For further information, please contact
Mette Jørvad Niess, Senior Manager, Communication, A2SEA A/S
mjn@a2sea.com, D: +45 76 204 747, M: +45 52 139 447