OS Installer AS is a newly established joint venture between Ocean Yield ASA (75%) and SBM Offshore (25%). Both parties have signed a memorandum of agreement, and SBM Offshore will charter the vessel under a long-term bareboat charter for a fixed period of 12 years. The company will have certain options to acquire the vessel during the bareboat charter period, with the first option exercisable after five years.
The DSCV SBM Installer is a multi-purpose DSCV, based on the MT-6024 design from Marin Teknikk in Norway and built to DNV rules and international regulations. Built by Keppel Singmarine in Singapore in 2013, the vessel features the patented “double-deck” design. The vessel is equipped with a Class III DP system and a fully integrated 12-man saturation diving system capable of operating in up to 300 m (984 ft) of water. A 250-metric-ton (276-ton) knuckle boom crane and 150-metric-ton (165-ton) winch will enable the vessel to carry out offshore construction and installation work in water depths of up to 1,500 m (4,921 ft).
The transaction is expected to close before the end of 2014.