May 3, 2010
SBM Offshore gets wind turbine vessel orders
SBM Offshore N.V.'s subsidiary SBM-GustoMSC has signed a contract with Dubai based Lamprell Energy for the design of two wind turbine installation jack-up vessels.
Additionally SBM-GustoMSC received orders from the shipyard for the supply of the innovative continuous jacking systems and large 800 ton offshore cranes that will be fitted on these vessels.
The units are of the GustoMSC NG-9000C type, a jack-up vessel that has been specifically developed for the offshore wind farm installation industry.
The two vessels were ordered from Lamprell earlier this year by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and will be the second and third units of this type to be built.