Work Boat World Offshore Vessel Orders and Deliveries Roundup – May 4, 2022
A new crewboat has been delivered to a Thai-based operator while orders have been placed for a variety of vessels under the offshore renewables maintenance sector.
MEO Group’s Thai joint venture adds new crewboat to fleet
Photo: MEO Group
Uniwise Offshore, a Thai-based joint venture company under the Singapore-based the MEO Group, recently took delivery of a new crewboat built by a Singaporean shipyard.
Uniexpress 27 has a length of 42 metres and is capable of transporting 80 personnel at a maximum speed of 29 knots.
The 42m crew boat will set sail this weekend from Singapore to join the rest of the 30 vessels working in Thailand.
Norway’s Norwind Offshore orders CSOV pair from local builder
Fincantieri, through its Norwegian subsidiary Vard, has been awarded a contract by Norwegian company Norwind Offshore for the design and construction of two additional commissioning service operation vessels (CSOV). The parties have also agreed on new options for two additional vessels.
The recent order follows the one placed in October 2021 by Norwind for the construction of two CSOVs.
The design is based on a highly versatile platform for sustainable offshore windfarm support operations, focusing on onboard logistics, security, comfort, and superior operability.
The 85-metre ships will each have accommodations for 87 personnel as well as a height-adjustable motion-compensated gangway with elevator system and a height-adjustable boat landing system. The vessels will be prepared for installation of battery solutions.
The first ship will be built in Braila, Romania, and equipped and delivered in Brattvaag, Norway, in the first quarter of 2024. The second vessel will be built in Vung Tau, Vietnam, with delivery scheduled for Q2 2025.
Denmark’s World Marine Offshore taps Norwegian yard for new crewboats
Danish operator World Marine Offshore has selected Norwegian shipyard Umoe Mandal to build two new windfarm catamaran crewboats.
The crewboats will be capable of transporting personnel at service speeds of between 40 and 45 knots in wave heights of up to 2.5 metres.
The vessels will be delivered in 2023. They will operate in support of Ørsted-operated wind farms on the UK’s east coast.
Reach Subsea’s future USVs to operate as floating power banks and data centres
Norway’s Reach Subsea has entered into an agreement with Kongsberg Maritime for the construction of the first two in a series of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) that will serve as mobile power banks, data centres, and communication modules for the company’s underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).
Both the USVs and the ROVs will be operated from an on-shore control centre.
The USVs will form part of the Reach Remote project, which is developed by Reach Subsea jointly with Kongsberg Maritime and Massterly.
Reach Subsea expects delivery of the two first USVs in the middle of 2023.