Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded offshore EPC contracts worth more than NOK 520 million from the China Merchants Heavy Industries (CMHI) covering the deliveries of to two semi-submersible heavy lift and accommodation vessels; OOS Serooskerke and OOS Walcheren, to be built at CMHI (Jiangsu) in Haimen, China for Serooskerke Shipco BV / Walcheren Shipco BV in the Netherlands.
Kongsberg Maritime together with its wholly owned subsidiary Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME) will execute the project. KME will provide all engineering, procurement and project management while Kongsberg Maritime will supply a ‘full picture’ system delivery. The vessels are based on a similar design to the OOS Greta (pictured) currently operating for Petrobras in Brazil
. Due to the heavy lift capability, the vessels are well positioned to enter the de-commissioning market of offshore production platforms worldwide.
The contracts include supply and integration of the electrical, telecom and integrated control systems, project management, interface management
and engineering services at all stages. In addition, a significant technology scope of supply includes; switchboards, frequency converters, automation, navigation and DP systems, radio and satellite communications, networking and on board entertainment, safety technology and monitoring systems such as the advanced environmental monitoring system. The engineering and construction phase is estimated to be three years for the first vessel and the delivery of the second vessel will be nine months later.