Prospects for OOS Serooskerke and OOS Walcheren Looking Good
OOS, well known for its operations in Brazil and Mexico, announces a strong increase in requests from clients to charter the two new builds OOS Serooskerke and OOS Walcheren, the semi-submersible heavy-lift crane accommodation vessels which OOS and its partners ordered at China Merchants Industry Holdings Co. Ltd. in China in the summer of 2016.
Currently OOS is discussing the charter of the vessels for several offshore wind projects in Asia but also Europe. OOS and partners might also provide the associated project management, engineering and execution of the project. The total number of vessel charter days in discussion for aforementioned projects exceeds 1,000 days.
Furthermore, OOS and partners are discussing a long-term charter of one of the new builds for several years. The vessels with large accommodation space are ideally equipped to assist clients in the oil & gas to perform in combination heavy-lifting, subsea-works, flotel and platform maintenance, resulting in significant cost reductions.
Finally, OOS is participating in several tenders for decommissioning works. The new builds are characterized by excellent motion behavior due to a unique hull design. Each vessel is equipped with a state-of-the-art Dynamic Positioning system and two high capacity Offshore Mast Cranes, enabling them to perform lifting operations during less favorable weather conditions. Together these characteristics make the OOS Serooskerke and OOS Walcheren the ideal vessel combination to perform quad-lifting operations up to 7.850t.