On November 1st, IOG and Shing Sheng Fa Boat Building Co., Ltd. (SSF, 新昇發造船股份有限公司) signed a contract and planned to jointly build a 36-meter multi-purpose vessel “Ocean Surveyor 8”. The delivery of the new vessel will be completed in the first quarter of 2024, and then join the IOG offshore wind fleet.
In response to the needs of our offshore wind work, OS8 has cabins for more than 22 people and offshore operation capability for at least 2 weeks to perform the best offshore operation efficiency. Along with the clarity of the local content requirements in Taiwan’s Round 3 of offshore wind development, OS8 is equipped with basic dynamic positioning system to enhance the capability of our local offshore wind survey team.
OS8 will mainly devote in offshore wind survey projects, which include geophysical survey, potential unexploded ordnance (PUXO) survey, underwater cultural heritage survey, underwater survey with ROV, maintenance survey and construction supports, including buoy deployment and marine mammal observer (MMO).
It is expected that after the join of OS8, with the professional survey team of IOG, we could support our customers to get well-understanding of topside and underwater conditions and hence reduce the impact on environment during the whole wind farm construction period.