Damen supplies CSOV to Ta San Shang Marine

Caption: Das 90 m lange CSOV vom Typ 9020 wird in Vietnam gebaut und soll 2025 einsatzbereit sein

Damen Shipyards is building a new Construction Service Operation Vessel (CSOV) for Ta San Shang Marine in Vietnam for use in offshore wind farms off the Taiwanese coast.

The Dutch shipyard Damen Shipyards has signed a contract with Ta San Shang Marine (TSSM), a joint venture between Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines(MOL) and Taiwan’s Ta Tong Marine (TTM), for the delivery of a Damen CSOV.

The Type 9020 vessel will be the second SOV (Service Operation Vessel) in TSSM’s fleet. The first was the “TSS Pioneer”, which was delivered in 2022. The new vessel will be built in Vietnam, where Damen has already gained experience in building large and complex vessels – including some SOVs already under construction. It is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2025.

Damen ship offers space for 120 employees

The ship will be used for work in the wind farms off the coast of Taiwan by various contractors, both during the construction phase and during operation. The 90-metre vessel has accommodation for up to 120 employees and ample storage space for supplies. A motion-compensating gangway will ensure fast and safe transfer to and from the turbines and substations. The vessels are equipped with diesel-battery hybrid power generation systems and are being prepared for the future use of green methanol fuel.

The 90 m long CSOV type 9020 is being built in Vietnam and is scheduled to be ready for operation in 2025

“TSS Pioneer” will also be a springboard for MOL’s business development in Asia

“The addition of this new SOV to ‘TSS Pioneer’ will consolidate TSSM’s position as a leading SOV provider in Taiwan,” said Masayuki Sugiyama, MOL Executive Officer in charge of wind power projects. “We also intend to use this project as a springboard for MOL’s business development in the Asian region, including Japan.”

Chairman of TSSM, Mr. Hrong Nain Lin, added: “With our experience in operating the first dedicated offshore wind SOV in Asia, we are now ready to offer more to the green energy industry. This new Damen SOV will be a valuable additional resource to support offshore wind power development in Taiwan and other future projects in the Asia-Pacific region. As always, we will continue to provide safe working environments and a comfortable home at sea for technicians and vessel crews.”

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