Seajacks UK Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eneti Inc and a leading provider of installation and maintenance vessels to the offshore wind sector, has established an operational base in the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

As previously reported, Seajacks are providing Blue Ocean Energy Marine (a Dominion Energy-owned company) with a range of support services relating to the construction and operation of the first Jones Act compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel, Charybdis.

Blair Ainslie, CEO of Seajacks, says: “Virginia is at the heart of the burgeoning US offshore wind energy sector and we are delighted to open our US office in Virginia Beach. This office will soon become the hub for our US activities. Our teams have all been impressed with the local work force, supply chain and facilities available. Virginia is building a new industry in offshore wind and we are delighted to be involved.”

Taylor Adams, deputy city manager at Virginia Beach says: “We are excited that Seajacks has chosen office space in Virginia Beach’s Town Centre to support their US operations. Their presence helps establish the Hampton Roads region as an emerging hub for the country’s offshore wind industry. Seajacks’ performance with offshore installations speaks for itself, and their expertise will be an asset to the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project.”