Wind Energy – Asia Pacific
Marco Polo Marine has signed a three-year framework agreement with Vestas Taiwan for the maiden deployment of its new commissioning service operations vessel (CSOV) on offshore wind projects in the Asia Pacific region.
This agreement finalises its prior landmark memorandum of understanding (MOU) in December 2022 between its Taiwan-based subsidiary PKR Offshore and Vestas for the maiden deployment of its new CSOV.
The new CSOV, which can accommodate up to 110 persons, is currently under construction at Marco Polo Shipyard in Batam, Indonesia, and is expected to commence operations in the East China Sea in the second half of 2024.
“We are thrilled to announce today the formalisation of our partnership with Vestas, which marks a critical milestone in our efforts to tap into accelerating demand for support vessels from the region’s offshore wind farm industry,” says Sean Lee, CEO of Marco Polo Marine.
Dennis Mordhorst, regional director offshore support for Vestas Asia Pacific, says: “We are delighted to have achieved this significant milestone with our partner Marco Polo Marine which will enable us to deploy such a technically advanced multipurpose vessel to our upcoming operations in Asia Pacific.”