OOS International has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) for the design and construction of the new Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel (SSCV), the OOS Zeelandia.
OOS has revealed the OOS Zeelandia during the EU-China Blue Industry Cooperation Forum on Friday, and confirmed it has signed the MoU with CMIH back in July of this year.
The new SSCV, which is according to OOS the largest SSCV in the world, will be suitable for platform removal and installation in deep water.
It will be equipped with two cranes with a lifting capacity of 12,000T per crane, the aft crane is fitted with a 360 degrees rotating DP work bridge where DPO’s and crane drivers are located next to each other.
Furthermore, the dynamically positioned ICE Class 1B LNG vessel can reach a high transit speed up to 15.4 knots and has a low fuel consumption due to its ship shaped asymmetric design, the company noted.
Léon Overdulve, CEO and founder of OOS International, said: “These immense volumes that go beyond the capacity of our current fleet will be of great value to the decommissioning and subsea installation market based on client demands concerning the removal and installation of a high number of platforms. The new vessel which will be designed with the highest safety and ecological standards proves our dedication and persistence to provide the most significant benefits in terms of people, profit and planet to optimally serve the developing oil and gas industry.’’