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Gulf Marine Services awarded wind contract in Europe

Abu Dhabi-based offshore vessel operator Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has been awarded a new contract to support a wind farm project in Europe for an international energy company.

The contract is for a large class self-elevating support vessel with a charter period of eight months including options.

The vessel will proceed directly onto the new charter towards the end of the third quarter following the completion of its current long-term contract in the oil and gas sector in the region.

“We have a successful track record in the renewables energy sector in Europe. Currently two of our large class vessels are supporting wind farm projects in the region and we are delighted to have gained a new client in the sector with this latest contract win. We look forward to deploying a third large class SESV onto the new charter, with our ability to transfer from oil and gas operations to wind farm development testament to our vessel flexibility and operational experience in both sectors,” said Duncan Anderson, chief executive officer of GMS.

In May, GMS also secured two charter awards for a mid-size class vessel and a small class vessel in the MENA region.

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