Dutch provider of heavy lift and accommodation solutions OOS International has named and introduced its new semi-submersible accommodation vessel (SSAV), the OOS Tiradentes.
On December 29, 2017, OOS International named the OOS Tiradentes after a famous independence hero in Brazil in collaboration with CIMC Raffles. The SSAV is due to enter OOS International’s offshore operations in 1Q 2018, OOS International informed on Monday.
The new unit, previously named CR-600, will depart from Yentai in February 2018, heading to Brazil where it will operate for Petrobras.
Léon Overdulve, CEO of OOS International, said: “The platform, developed in China, represents an important next step within our strategy adding a substantial capacity, reducing fuel consumption and saving on costs to meet the clients’ needs.”
The OOS Tiradentes is a self-propelled unit equipped with electrical driven cranes with a capacity up to 2x 60T and accommodation for 600 persons on board designed for maintenance and installation operations on worldwide oceans such as Brazil and the Gulf of Mexico.
This vessel has a dynamic positioning system and it offers access through the Marine Aluminum telescopic gangway connecting to the installation.
Two of the company’s current heavy lift flotels, OOS Gretha and OOS Prometheus, are already operational in Brazil.
OOS International will add two new semi-submersible heavy lift vessels to its fleet. The delivery of both vessels, the OOS Serooskerke and OOS Walcheren, has been scheduled for 2019.