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Start of Construction SSCV OOS Serooskerke

First Steel Cutting for OOS SerooskerkeA steel cutting ceremony has signalled the start of construction for the first of two new build Semi-Submersible Crane Vessels (SSCV), the OOS Serooskerke.

OOS International Group and China Merchants Industry Holdings welcomed governmental officials to the shipyard in Haimen City to cut the first metal as starting point for the production of building a third SSCV for OOS International. Once completed, the OOS Serooskerke will feature hotel capacity for 750 persons on board for preparation work, two heavy lift Huisman cranes with a total tandem lift capacity of 4,400t with the capability to reach a speed up to 12 knots.

The company provides a turnkey solution, reducing costs by integrating accommodation with heavy lift capacity to clients within the oil and gas industry, especially for decommissioning projects. The OOS Walcheren, which will be identical to the OOS Serooskerke, is scheduled to have its steel cutting ceremony later this year.

“This event signifies a major milestone for the project moving forward with the construction phase to meet the delivery expected in 2019. Finalising the engineering phase without any variation order shows true synergy between shipyard and client. We are grateful having such a passionate team with professionals working together with China Merchants Industry Holdings, recognised for its sophisticated production facilities, knowledge and expertise. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership,” says Mr Leon Overdulve, CEO and Founder of OOS International.