Holding OOS International Group B.V., a major maritime services provider, has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Merchants Industry Holdings for the basic design and construction of the largest SSCV in the world, the OOS Zeelandia, a revolutionary new Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
OOS revealed the OOS Zeelandia during the EU-China Blue Industry Cooperation Forum on December 8th in Shenzhen, stating the MOU with CMIH had been signed back in July of this year. The basic design is already in progress.
By signing this agreement, both parties have confirmed their commitment to establish and maintain a strategic partnership based on the engineering and construction phase for this new vessel.
OOS enhances their capabilities by introducing a next generation SSCV suitable for platform removal and installation in deep water. The platform will be equipped with two cranes with an impressive lifting capacity of 12,000T per crane, the aft crane is fitted with a 360 degrees rotating DP (Dynamic Positioning) work bridge where DPO’s and crane drivers are located next to each other, an enormous open deck space for positioning and transport of heavy modules, an unprecedented 112 meters between the cranes and a large hotel capacity integrated in the deck box.
Furthermore, this state-of-the-art 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.
Mr. Léon Overdulve, CEO and founder of OOS International, confirms this platform is the world’s largest and most powerful LNG SSCV ever constructed. “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.” He noted the new vessel will be designed with the highest safety and ecological standards.
CMIH is a fully owned subsidiary of China Merchants Group headquartered in Hong Kong.
Source: OOS International