Enshore Subsea has partnered with Herbosch-Kiere to purchase the Topaz Installer vessel in a new joint venture between the companies.
The vessel, to be renamed the CMOS Installer post-acquisition, will be managed and operated jointly by both companies through the newly created Combined Marine Offshore Services (CMOS) company, which says the vessel has a shallow draft and a proven cable laying track record stretching back 25 years.
“The addition of the CMOS Installer to the Enshore Subsea portfolio fits perfectly with our strategy of focussing on shallow water EPCI cable projects, as well as complete trenching solutions from beach approach to deep water,” says Pierre Boyde, Enshore Subsea managing director. “We are delighted to be strengthening our partnership with Herbosch-Kiere, enabling us to offer our clients a complete package approach with onshore and offshore capability.”
The CMOS Installer is currently in Singapore and after a scheduled dry dock and upgrade will make its way to Korea to collect a cable consignment before heading to Senegal under its new ownership.