General – Conversion
DeepOcean has agreed to charter a converted, battery-powered vessel to further enhance its subsea offering to the offshore renewables and oil and gas industries.
The long-time charter agreement is for the Island Condor – to be re-named Island Ocean multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV) – following conversion and upgrade.
The vessel will be converted from a 2014-built vessel to a modern construction support vessel equipped with a 150 Te crane which will provide subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR), light construction and recycling services to DeepOcean’s customers in the offshore renewables and oil and gas industries.
As part of the conversion process, the vessel will undergo an extension of approximately 11meters. Additionally, dual ROV hangars will be installed, the super structure will be extended, the DP system will be upgraded, and a large battery pack will be installed. An active front-end system will also be implemented, enabling the transfer of redundant energy to the battery pack. Furthermore, a state-of-the-art launch and recovery system for the ROVs will be installed.
DeepOcean charters the vessel from Ulsteinvik-based shipowner Island Offshore. The contract will commence in the third quarter of 2024.