Oceania Marine Launches Into Energy Vessels Offshore Joint Venture
The Commercial arm of Oceania Marine is diversifying into the offshore energy industry through a joint venture with Diverse Projects called Energy Vessels Offshore Limited (EVO). Initially EVO is offering a range of wind farm service vessels but will be developing vessels up to 60 metres LOA for the offshore energy market.
The EVO range of WFSV’s starts at 18 meters and extends to 24 metres. They can be adapted to client requirement and are based on advanced semi-displacement or high speed catamaran platforms. From a design perspective EVO models apply innovative solutions to overcome operational problems and shortcomings in existing service vessels.
Flagship of the range is the EVO24-FA-12. This craft is a stunning performer with a top speed of 40 knots and service speeds well over 30 knots. When the sea-state deteriorates this vessel really comes into its own, being able to maintain high speeds as well as comfortable and stable conditions onboard for passengers. It does this by way of a unique marriage of technology involving hull form, propulsion system and foil-assist.
The target market is initially Europe and EVO vessels will be priced landed, commissioned and ready to go at the client’s port. The price is highly competitive with an added advantage of being constructed to New Zealand quality standards.