SMST to provide equipment for first Asian CSOV

Dutch offshore equipment provider SMST received an order from Singapore-based marine logistics company Marco Polo Marine to provide their mission equipment for their Commissioning Service Operations Vessel (CSOV).

The vessel, said to be the first ever CSOV in Asia, will be used in commissioning works during construction of offshore wind farms, as well as maintenance operations. The vessel, with a length of 83m, is based on the latest design which has been co-developed by Marco Polo Marine and Seatech Solutions International.

SMST’s mission equipment is integrated into the design of the vessel and consists of an Access & Cargo Tower with motion compensated gangway, the so-called Telescopic Access Bridge L-Series, and a 5t 3D Motion Compensated Crane and assure transferring personnel and cargo safely from the vessel to the wind turbines.

The CSOV with SMST mission equipment is planned to enter the market by the end of the first quarter of 2024 and Marco Polo Marine, via its Taiwan-based subsidiary PKR Offshore, has since signed a MOU with Vestas Taiwan for her deployment across offshore wind farms in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea, over a 3-year period.

SMST previously has also been awarded a contract to supply their walk-to-work equipment, to the first ever Chinese SOV. Source: SMST

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