OMM and Rederij Groen to build SOVVessel & ROV News // March 29, 2016
Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has formed a partnership with vessel owner Rederij Groen for a purpose-built Service Operation Vessel (SOV). The companies have engaged Saltwater Engineering in The Netherlands for the design of the vessel.
OMM said the SOV was designed based on two main principles: experience during the offshore installation, maintenance and repair phases of offshore energy projects; and the realisation that distances are increasing from base ports to windfarms so there is a requirement to stay offshore longer.
The vessel is designed as a comfortable platform for optimal operation of its motion compensated gangway system for personnel transfer and for the active heave compensated deck crane operations with the support of two daughter craft.