OOS Energy ordering two jackups

Dutch company OOS Energy, part of OOS International Group, has announced a plan to order two jackup vessels.

The vessels, called Multi Activity Unit (MAU), are a newly designed self-propelled, dynamically positioned jackup capable of performing a wide range of services, including well intervention/workover, drilling operations and capable of performing activities simultaneous on multiple wells.

According to OOS Energy, with the new unit the company will be able to transport and offload removed structures without the support of other vessels or heavy lift equipment. Currently OOS Energy is actively working on finalising the equipment packages and in final discussions with shipyards for the construction of two units.

The two vessels are expected to delivered in the fourth quarter of 2020 and first quarter of 2021. The first unit is to be named Luctor et Emergo.

“The strength of our concept is SIMOPS (simultaneous operations); combining P&A with heavy lift operations up to 2,400T without the need of a marine spread or mobilizing multiple vessels is in our view a cost reducing exercise. The MAU will be available to all parties involved within the P&A/decommissioning and wind installation market. Discussions are well underway with potential clients recognizing the efficiency of this unit,” said Léon Overdulve, CEO of OOS International.

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