N-O-S Adds Four Wilson Offshore’s Vessels to Its Fleet
Northern Offshore Services (N-O-S) will take over the management of four Wilson Offshore’s offshore supply vessels (OSVs) designed for accommodation, cargo transfers, walk-to-work (W2W), survey, and ROV operations.
Under a cooperation agreement with the ship owner Wilson Offshore, N-O-S will take over full technical and commercial management over the vessels starting in the third quarter 2021.
The four vessels – Wilson Arctic, Wilson Atlantic, Wilson Alboran and Wilson Adriatic – will be renamed, repainted and fully integrated into the N-O-S fleet.
“This step is in line with our strategy to increase the range of services that we are offering to the market and represents a great opportunity for us and the owners of the fleet, by being able to contribute with our brand and many years of experience”, said David Kristensson, CEO of Northern Offshore Group, the parent company of Northern Offshore Services.
Danish vessel owner Wilson Offshore started in 2017, converting high-end platform supply vessels to specialised vessels such as W2W and accommodation. The company is focused on delivering services at sea and offers DP2 vessels, ROV and crane services as well as a variety of W2W, subsea and survey solutions to the offshore wind market.
N-O-S, which has been active within the offshore wind industry since 2008, has sealed several deals in the industry over the past year.
In January, the company signed a contract with Ørsted for seven crew transfer vessels (CTVs) which will support operations from the developer’s UK West Coast Hub. Last year, the Sweden-based company established a joint venture with SEA O.G. Offshore to operate crew transfer vessels (CTVs) in the U.S. offshore wind market. At the beginning of last year, N-O-S parent company Northern Offshore Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japanese shipping company NYK for a crew transfer vessel business that would serve offshore wind projects in Japan.
N-O-S has acquired several new CTVs last year, including two from from Sure Wind Marine and two from Rix Shipping, as the demand in the offshore wind sector is increasing. The vessel operator is also expecting the delivery of three new hybrid CTVs this summer, which will support the construction activities at Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm.