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MMA Offshore's Vessel Trio Nets Offshore Wind Contracts in Taiwan

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 3, 2023

Australian offshore support vessel owner MMA Offshore said Friday it had secured three contracts supporting offshore wind farm developments in Taiwan during 2023.

The three contracts, with firm periods totaling 370 days, will increase the company’s contracted revenue by a total of approximately A$30 million (currently USD 20,2 million) and could provide additional revenue of approximately $15 million from 180 days in additional option periods.

In March 2023, MMA Pinnacle vessel will mobilize from Singapore to Taiwan to support Seaway 7 on a wind farm development project. 

"MMA will utilise a combination of MMA’s vessel and subsea services to deliver a range of work scopes such as cable installation, ROV and survey operations. The contract is for a firm period of 180 days with 90 days in extension options," MMA said.

The MMA Prestige vessel will provide walk-to-work accommodation support services for wind turbine maintenance operations in Taiwan. The contract is expected to start  in the second quarter of 2023 for a firm period of 130 days with a further 60 days in extension options.

Furthermore, the MMA Crystal vessel, with its integrated ROV, survey spread and A-Frame, has also been contracted to carry out cable trenching and survey support services. This integrated support contract is expected to start in April 2023 for a firm period of 60 days with a further 30 days in extension options.

MMA’s Managing Director, David Ross, said: “We are extremely pleased to secure contracts for two of our larger vessels for a material portion of 2023 underpinning utilisation of our MPSV fleet. These contract awards also mark a major milestone in our diversification strategy with offshore wind being a key target market for MMA into the future. We look forward to supporting our clients to deliver successful outcomes on these projects.

“It is also very pleasing to see our Taiwanese flagged vessel, the MMA Crystal, secure an integrated support contract through our local Taiwanese entity MMA Clean Energy. This is an endorsement to our strategic entry into Taiwan to support the growing offshore wind market in the region.”

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