OOS International orders semi-submersible crane vesselsVessel & ROV News // August 8, 2016
Holding OOS International Group BV has confirmed that it has signed a contract for the engineering and construction of two newbuild semi-submersible crane vessels (SSCV). The contract was awarded to China Merchant Industry Holdings (a fully owned subsidiary of the China Merchant Group).
Léon Overdulve, founder and owner of Holding OOS International Group BV, said the new vessels would be named OOS Serooskerke and OOS Walcheren.
OOS will equip the SSCVs with two heavy lift cranes with a combined lifting capacity of 4,400 tonnes per vessel.
The heavy lifting and service cranes will be provided by Huisman Equipment, and will be utilized for decommissioning subsea structures, and for installation of foundations, moorings, floating and heavy lift platforms for offshore wind structures in deepwater.
OOS said the SSCvs will provide a new solution for the offshore oil and gas and offshore wind markets, having hotel and heavy lift capability. They will have a transit speed up to 12 knots.
The company said these unique technical and commercial benefits have already been efficiently proven with the company's first SSCV unit, OOS Gretha, which is working for Petrobras in Brazil.