The Board of Directors of Oceanteam ASA ("Oceanteam" or "Company") today announced that it has appointed Henk van den IJssel as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Oceanteam with effect from 1 February 2020.
Under the existing terms of the Facility Agreement (the “Facility Agreement”) for CSV Bourbon Oceanteam 101 and CSV Southern Ocean (the “Vessels”), Oceanteam and Bourbon, the joint owners of the Vessels (the “Owners”), are allowed to defer repayment instalments under the Facility Agreement at no additional costs or covenants. In light of this pre-agreed mechanism, the Owners chose to create greater cash flexibility at an early stage whilst Vessels are on hire and to defer the January 2020 loan instalments until the end of the Loan facility in 2022. The funding, that becomes available as a result of the deferral will allow for greater cash flexibility and can be used to perform the operational maintenance program on both Vessels later this year if and when the vessels become available.
CSV Southern Ocean has been awarded two charters on offshore projects off the East Coast of India. The scope is a partial continuation of the scope that was initiated previous year.
Works on the first short term contract have commenced this month whereas the second, longer term contract is expected to commence in December 2019 and works are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020 with optional extension to take the contract well into 2020.
The current charter agreement of Bourbon Oceanteam 101 (CSV “BO 101”) has been extended until mid-first quarter 2020 with possible further extension options well into 2020.
The extension follows a successful two and a half years of storage of client’s subsea cables in Oceanteam Solutions' 5300Te carousel at its cable storage facility in Velsen, the Netherlands. With this extension the contract will run well into 2020 with possible further extension options.
Back from a multiple-year contract, where both carousels worked on installation projects in German and UK waters without any downtime, the equipment arrived at our base in Velsen, the Netherlands this week. Besides some small maintenance works, the carousels are available immediately for long- or short-term project possibilities.
The financial restructuring of the Group has been successfully completed. Both segments performed according to expectations and in combination with decreased financing costs after financial restructuring led to a return of profitability over the first half of 2019. Equity ratio improved further to 72 percent (H1 2018: 62 percent). Both vessels were under charter contract for the first half year of 2019. The Solutions division saw its business lagging in the first half of this year compared to 2018. Together, this led to the following results over the first half year of 2019:
The current charter agreement of Bourbon Oceanteam 101 (CSV BO 101) has been extended until mid-November 2019 with possible further extension options until mid Q1 2020.
Oceanteam Solutions is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for renting out two 2000t demountable carousels, technicians and engineering services to a client within the project logistics segment. The equipment and services will be used for subsea cable transport and loadouts that will take place from October this year until the beginning of next year.
The 6-months extension plus two times 3 months options follows a successful two years of cable storage in Oceanteam’s 1100t carousel at its cable storage facility in Velsen, the Netherlands. This extension is part of a contract that also includes long-term storage of client’s subsea cables in Oceanteam’s 5300t carousel.
CSV Southern Ocean will support Fugro for a Deepwater ROV subsea installation project off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia. Mobilisation of CSV Southern Ocean will start early July 2019 in Singapore and the works are expected to be completed sometime in the third quarter of 2019.
Oceanteam Solutions is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for supplying a client with a cable lay spread from May until mid-October 2019, with extension options. The scope includes the hire of one of Oceanteam’s 2000t and 4000t turntables, two 10t tensioners and technicians for operations and maintenance activities.
As a result of the cyclone hitting the Indian coast early May, expected scope of work undertaken by the CSV Southern Ocean (“Vessel”) could not be finalized during the charter period. Both charterer (McDermott) and the Vessel owner, in concertation with next Charterer (Fugro), have agreed on an extension of the current charter to allow McDermott to complete its scope of work. All parties involved regret the situation that has arisen, which is beyond any parties’ control.
Oceanteam is pleased to present its 2018 annual financial report. 2018 was a good year for Oceanteam, further described in the attached report.
CSV Southern Ocean will support Fugro on their project off the coast of Australia. Mobilisation of CSV Southern Ocean will start mid May 2019, immediately following its current charter with McDermott.
Oceanteam ASA (the “Company” or “Oceanteam”) and its Mexican partner Diavaz have reached an agreement to terminate the joint venture structure set up by the two groups (the ”DOT Group”), established in 2014 in order to service the Mexican offshore market, in which Oceanteam held 40 percent. Oceanteam’s stake will be taken over by Diavaz.
Oceanteam is pleased to announce a contract extension for two of its turntables well into 2019 with potential to extend beyond this firm period. With this contract Oceanteam Solutions’ 2000t and 4000t turntable will enter its third year of hire and reflects the cooperative partnership the two companies have had over the past years. The company additionally succeeded to extend one of its cable storage and handling contracts. These multiple extensions confirm Oceanteam’s excellent and pragmatic approach going forward in this expanding and promising cable market.
On Friday the 30th of November 2018, during an Extraordinary General Meeting in Bergen Norway, shareholders accepted the resolutions in which the Company is allowed to issue additional shares to convert its remaining bonds into shares and, secondly, authorizing the Board to issue new shares in order to support the growth ambitions of the Company.
The Board of Oceanteam ASA (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the bondholders to the Oceanteam ASA Senior Callable Bond Issue 2012/2017 have agreed to convert their outstanding bonds with a total value of USD 5,175,523 into equity. By their willingness to convert their bonds into shares, the bondholders are aligned with shareholders in taking a positive long term view on the future of the Company. There will be no more bonds outstanding after conversion.
CSV Southern Ocean will support McDermott on their subsea installation project off the East Coast of India. Mobilisation of CSV Southern Ocean will start at the end of the year and the works are expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.
Oceanteam Solutions, in cooperation with Blue Offshore, has recently signed a contract with one of UK’s biggest energy companies for the supply of a barge equipped with a 5300t turntable and auxiliary equipment for the transport of cables from Norway to the Netherlands. The project is planned to be executed this month.
Amsterdam (the Netherlands)/ Bergen (Norway), 23 August 2018
Oceanteam ASA ("Oceanteam" or "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Leidus Bosman as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) with effect from 15 October 2018.
Oceanteam Solutions facilitates the submarine cable industry by offering its clients a full and integrated range of equipment and services for offshore cable laying on- and offshore cable storage, cable handling, and cable transport.
May 30th and 31st Breakbulk Europe takes place in the Messe Bremen in Germany. Breakbulk is a networking event and conference for offshore shipping professionals, like cargo owners, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/terminals, heavy haulers and equipment companies like Oceanteam Solutions. The exhibition counts over 10,000 participants and 500 exhibitors. OTS will attend the exhibition for the fourth time in a row.
Oceanteam Solutions in cooperation with Blue Offshore would like to introduce to you our cable storage solution. This solution has multiple advantages compared to typical onshore setups.
The contract for CSV Southern Ocean entered into in February 2018 has been further extended with one month firm. The client is granted additional extension options after expiry of the firm period. The Construction Support Vessel will continue to be assigned to multiple smaller projects within the APAC region.
Oceanteam Solutions has mobilized a 2000t turntable lay spread on the client’s cable lay barge which already had an Oceanteam Solutions’ 4000t turntable lay spread mounted on deck. The enlarged cable lay spread is now ready for client’s installation works which will take up to October this year, with optional extensions to the hire period. The mobilization is part of a larger contract for the supply of additional equipment and engineering services.
In 2017, Oceanteam Solutions was awarded a long-term contract to supply its client with port facilities, loadouts and storage of cables at Oceanteam’s own cable storage facility in Velsen Noord, The Netherlands. The 4-months extension follows a smooth cable transpooling from the client’s cable lay vessel to Oceanteam’s own cable storage carousels and a successful first year of storage.
Following three successful cable loadouts, Oceanteam Solutions, in cooperation with Blue Offshore, are in preparation for another loadout starting this Friday. Oceanteam and Blue Offshore will line-up a professional cable handling crew that are going to assist the client during the loadout. The entire spread - a barge equipped with a turntable that can hold up to 5300 tonne of cable – has been fully mobilised and available for operations at our client’s quayside and by that has proven to be very valuable.
Oceanteam ASA ("Oceanteam" or "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has reached an agreement with the Halbesma Family and the companies affiliated with them and has secured their support for the proposed comprehensive re-financing plan, which will be voted upon as part of the agenda on the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders to be held today, 13 April 2018, Friday (“EGM”).
Reference is made to the notice of an extraordinary general meeting (“EGM”)of Oceanteam ASA ("Oceanteam" or "Company") to be held on 13 April 2018 concerning the proposal to refinance the Company and the letter to the shareholders and attached presentation (“Presentation”) of 10 April 2018.
Amsterdam (the Netherlands)/ Bergen (Norway), 9 April 2018, Oceanteam ASA ("Oceanteam" or "Company") has reached a preliminary agreement with Keesjan Cordia today to take a substantial shareholding in Oceanteam and to strengthen the Board of Directors of the Company
Oceanteam ASA ("OTS", or "Company") announces today that the Board of Directors has appointed Meindert van Genderen as Interim CEO of the Company
Mrs Int Pos has offered her resignation forthwith as Board Member of Oceanteam ASA, effective immediately.
In order to mitigate against further repercussion against the Company and to diffuse the misinformation that is circulating currently, Chairman of the Board Mr. Hessel Halbesma offered his resignation forthwith as Chairman of the Board of Oceanteam, effective immediately.
Amsterdam (the Netherlands), 15 March 2018 - Oceanteam ASA ("OTS", or "Company") announces today that the CEO of the Company Haico Halbesma has decided to step down from his position effective 30 March 2018. The Board has respected his decision but also requested that he will remain available as an advisor to the Company and the Board.
The mobilization is part of a recently signed contract extension for the supply of additional equipment and engineering services. The 2000t turntable lay spread will be mobilised on client’s cable lay barge that already has an Oceanteam Solutions’ 4000t turntable lay spread mounted on deck. Upon arrival of the 2000t turntable by barge at client’s premises Oceanteam Solutions’ technicians have started customising both turntables by increasing the inner core to meet client’s cable specifications.
On 15 February 2018, in light of the current state of the market, DOT Shipping (a joint venture between Diavaz and Oceanteam) and Pacific Radiance Ltd have mutually agreed to terminate agreements, which were entered into on 9 October 2014, for purchase and bareboat chartering of the vessel Tampamachoco 1 (T1) without further liability to Diavaz-Oceanteam.
Oceanteam Solutions, in cooperation with Blue Offshore, has successfully executed the first cable loadout at client’s premises and more loadouts will follow later this year. The cable was transferred from client’s cable basket to Oceanteam's storage solution: a barge equipped with a turntable that can hold up to 5300 tonne of cable, a loading tower and smaller cable handling equipment.
Following a dispute with KPMG Bergen on commercial matters, Oeanteam ASA (OSE trading symbol: "OTS"; hereinafter "Oceanteam" or the "Company") has suspended the services of its auditor KPMG Bergen followed by a disputed withdrawal of KPMG Bergen as auditor of the Company. Shortly after the Company released the announcement that it received a notice (the "Notice") from the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises that the Company was requested to appoint and register a new auditor within four weeks as from 20 January 2018.
CSV Southern Ocean secures a new contract and will start operations by mid of February 2018 for a firm period of 30 days and options to extend with 60 days. The Construction Support Vessel has been assigned to multiple smaller projects within the APAC region.
With reference to the press release issued on 3 January 2018 Oceanteam ASA (Oceanteam), the Dutch - Norwegian offshore service provider, listed at the Oslo stock exchange, and Royal IHC (IHC), a Dutch privately owned global supplier of innovative and efficient equipment, vessels and sustainable services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets announce that the required conditions precedent have now been fulfilled.
Oceanteam ASA (Oceanteam), the Dutch – Norwegian offshore service provider, listed at the Oslo stock exchange, and Royal IHC (IHC), a Dutch privately owned global supplier of innovative and efficient equipment, vessels and sustainable services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets announce that Oceanteam and IHC have executed a signing protocol under the terms of which IHC will acquire all of the outstanding share capital of Oceanteam’s Dutch based engineering and consultancy company KCI the Engineers B.V. subject to certain conditions precedent through an agreed Sale and Purchase Agreement. The transaction is not subject to regulatory approval.
As the wind industry continues its unprecedented growth, join over 8,000 participants this November for the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition in the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Oceanteam owns, charters and manages high quality deepwater offshore support vessels and fast support vessels. This time in the spotlights: our CSV Southern Ocean, a high-end large deepwater offshore Construction Service Vessel (CSV) that is part of the North Ocean fleet.
The CSV Southern Ocean, which has been on a long-term bare boat charter contract with Fugro since her delivery in 2010, has been redelivered to Oceanteam per 7 November 2017. Despite the redelivery, under the amended contract the vessel will remain available for jobs as and when fit to Fugro until the original end date of the contract (end 2018).
Oceanteam Solutions has recently signed a contract regarding the supply of a 5300T turntable, a loading tower and auxiliary equipment on a barge for the storage and multiple loadouts of subsea cables in the Netherlands. Furthermore, Oceanteam will accommodate a professional cable handling crew that will assist during the cable loadouts.
Per 1 October 2017, Mr. J. van Dijk (1969) has been appointed Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Oceanteam (“the Company”), the Norwegian-Dutch offshore service provider listed at the Oslo stock exchange. Van Dijk, a seasoned financial executive, brings in all relevant international offshore, maritime and civil engineering related experiences, including leadership capabilities that the Company is in need for after a rocky, but successful, financial restructuring that was closed last June 2017
Next week, Oceanteam’s subsidiary KCI will be present at the Euro Attractions Show (EAS) from 24-28 September in Berlin, Germany. EAS is a major exhibition event for leisure and attractions industry professionals, including operators, suppliers, manufacturers, investors and developers from the global amusement community. More than 11,000 industry professionals are expected to attend.
Over the years, Oceanteam has developed from a company that merely owns and charters vessels, into a multi-solutions provider for offshore oil & gas platforms and offshore renewable projects, including cable laying, transport and solutions, equipment rental and engineering. Nevertheless, our vessels remain the seaworthy foundation of our business.
Main financial indicators H1 2017
- Operating Income USD 16.8 million
- EBITDA: USD 6.8 million
- Operating profit: USD 0.9 million
- Net finance (positive): USD 22.4 million
- Net profit: USD 23.3 million, including
- An IFRS IAS 39 fair value effect of new bond loan of USD 29.7 million
This week, Oceanteam Solutions and subsidiary KCI the Engineers will be present at the 14th edition of Marintec South America, the leading South American maritime exhibition for shipbuilding, platform and maintenance. UBM/Seatrade organises Marintec South America from 15 to 17 August 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
With increasing speed, European countries are focussing on the transition from fossil energy to renewable energy. Wind at sea seems to play a leading role in this transition. This applies in particular to the Netherlands: In the country’s territorial waters five new wind farms will raise that will belong to the largest in the world. The main reason that wind at sea has such good cards: less and less government subsidies are necessary to develop wind farms.
Curious to know how it is on board of one of our construction support vessels? The crew of our CSV Bourbon Oceanteam 101 vessel made an amazing drone video of their work.
As per 31 July 2017, Mr. D. (Diederik) Legger (1969) has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Oceanteam ("the Company"), the Norwegian-Dutch offshore service provider listed on the Oslo stock exchange.
Following the letter of intent in May, Oceanteam Solutions (OTS) has recently signed a contract with a European cable manufacturer regarding the supply of a transport vessel, turntable and auxiliary equipment for the transport of cables from South Europe to Scandinavia. The project is planned to be executed in summer 2017.
Oceanteam Solutions has been awarded a long-term contract to supply a company that performs the installation of marine power cables with a 2000T demountable turntable including engineering and personnel services.
The construction of world's largest observation wheel, Ain Dubai, proceeds according to schedule. Under subsidiary KCI's project management, the local fabrication of all components has now been completed. The so-called 'A-frame' (legs and hub & spindle) is already installed.
Oceanteam ("the Company"), the Norwegian-Dutch offshore service provider announces that Mr. B. (Bote) de Vries (1958), who was appointed non-executive director during an EGM on 9 May 2017, has informed the Board of the Company and its bondholders to step down per 10 July 2017. This is only just two months after being on duty. Both have accepted his resignation. As from day one his particular responsibilities have required and will require more time than initially expected. Additionally, according to Mr. Bote de Vries, for now his role should be rather an executive role than a non-executive, since Oceanteam is still in the process of recruiting its new CFO.
KCI will be present at the 7th International Conference Offshore Foundations, organised by the IQPC from 4th to 6th July 2017 at the Swissotel in Bremen, Germany. This annual technical event for experts in the wind industry brings together professionals from across the foundation design, fabrication and installation supply chain.
Main financial indicators 2016
· Operating income: USD 51.9 million
· EBITDA: USD 22.2 million
· Operating loss: USD 9.1 million
· Net finance (negative): USD 11.9 million
· Net profit (loss): USD 23.3 million
· Additional adjustments (compared to Q4 2016 report):
o assets revaluation adjustment (negative): USD 17.8 million
o additional assets write off (negative): USD 1.0 million
Today, Oceanteam and its joint venture partner McDermott closed the sale of Oceanteam's remaining 25 percent stake in vessel-owning company North Ocean 105 AS.
Mr. B. (Bote) de Vries (1958) has been appointed as Director of the Board of Oceanteam (“the Company”), the Norwegian-Dutch offshore service provider listed at the Oslo stock exchange. Mr. de Vries succeeds Mr. James Hill who stepped down and who has been a Director on Oceanteam’s Board since 2012.
June 6th till 8th ExCel Exhibition Centre in London will be hosting thousands of leading and emerging players in the wind energy sector from all over the globe. This makes Offshore Wind Energy 2017 the largest offshore wind conference and exhibition in the world.
Oceanteam Solutions has received a letter of intent from a cable producer in Europe to award a contract for the supply of a vessel, turntable and auxiliary equipment for the transport of cables from South Europe to Scandinavia to be executed in summer 2017.
Oceanteam Solutions has been awarded a long-term contract to supply a company that provides cables and systems for energy and telecommunications with port facilities, loadouts and storage of cables at Oceanteam’s own cable storage facility in Velsen Noord, The Netherlands. Furthermore, Oceanteam will accommodate a professional cable handling crew, engineering services and equipment for the complete project.
At this year’s Oil & Gas Industry Forecast event, EY presented the 2016 Results Dutch Oilfield Services (OFS) Analysis. In this industry analysis EY looks into the financial results of 2016 and discusses the dynamics of the industry going forward. Conclusion: the oil and gas market remains challenging and companies should seize the opportunities in the offshore wind industry.
Oceanteam received the written notice from its joint venture partner McDermott in which it commits to purchase Oceanteam's remaining 25 percent stake in the vessel-owning company North Ocean 105 AS on 20 June 2017.
Today, a bondholders’ meeting took place where the amended and restated bond agreement (the “Bond Agreement”) between the bondholders and Oceanteam was agreed and executed.
From 1 to 4 May, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) takes place in Houston. OTC is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. OTC is the largest event in the world for the oil and gas industry featuring more than 2,300 exhibitors, and attendees representing 100 countries.
April 25th and 26th Breakbulk Europe takes place in the Antwerp Expo in Belgium. Breakbulk is a networking event and conference for offshore shipping professionals, like cargo owners, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/terminals, heavy haulers and equipment companies like Oceanteam Solutions (OTS). The exhibition counts over 7,600 participants and 400 exhibitors. OTS will attend the exhibition for the third time in a row.
Following the announcement of Oceanteam ASA ("Oceanteam" or "Company") on 12 January 2017 having reached an understanding with its bondholders on refinancing its current bond loan agreement, the Norwegian-Dutch offshore service provider with a listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange, today announces it has made the next step forward by reaching an agreement with a qualified majority of its bond holders on the main terms of the bond loan concerned.
Bejing based Huadian Heavy Industries has extended KCI's scope for the Offshore Wind contract that was awarded last December. Next to the design review, fabrication preparation, load out and installation engineering of an offshore substation, KCI, part of Oceanteam Solutions, will now also take care of the pile drivability analysis.
As of April third, Oceanteam will move into a new office in Amsterdam. The new office is located at Westerdoksdijk, an A-location in the city centre, close to Amsterdam Central Train Station. At the same time, Oceanteam Solutions (OTS) will move into a larger building on their own base in Velsen-Noord. Both relocations will give Oceanteam room for future growth.
Renewable energy accounted for 6.7% of worldwide electricity generation in 2015, aggregated at just over 24,000 terawatt-hours. More important: the proportion that comes from wind, geothermal, solar, biomass and waste is growing fast. Alone in 2015 it increased by 213 terawatt-hours, roughly equivalent to the total increase in global power generated. And in Europe it is wind turbines that dominate the scenery, The Economist's data team recently concluded.
Last year, Oceanteam Solutions (OTS) won a contract for the engineering and supply of a 4000T and a 2000T turntable to accommodate the storage and multiple load-outs of subsea cables. OTS executed the first cable load-out in December, followed by the second in February. OTS expects the project to be completed by the end of this month.
China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) recently announced major investments in renewable power generation in the coming years, the Guardian reports. The NEA expects the installed renewable power capacity including wind, hydro, solar and nuclear power to contribute to about half of new electricity generation by 2020. This again is a clear sign that world’s largest energy market continues to shift away from coal power towards cleaner fuels.
At Oceanteam, we find that not everyone has a clear picture of who we are and what we do. This is quite understandable, as we have developed over the years from a company that merely owns and charters vessels, into a multi-solutions provider for offshore oil & gas platforms and offshore renewable projects, including cable laying, transport and solutions, equipment rental and engineering.
For your overview, we have managed to capture al our different products and services in one frame.
Oslo/ Amsterdam – 28 February 2017. Oceanteam ASA has recorded US$ 11.2 million revenues from operations and an EBITDA of US$ 2.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Although faced with a nett loss of US$ 3.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, the Dutch-Norwegian offshore service provider is fully on track for future growth, says CEO Haico Halbesma who reached an agreement on new terms with its bondholders after 2016 year ending. As a result, Oceanteam ASA, will have a significantly improved free cash flow and structural lower interest costs as from January 1st 2017, creating a healthy foundation for further growth.
Oceanteam owns, charters and manages high quality deepwater offshore support vessels and fast support vessels. The North Ocean fleet consists of three vessels: two high-end large deepwater offshore Construction Service Vessels (CSVs) and one Lay Vessel. This time in the spotlights: our CSV Southern Ocean.
Oceanteam ASA cordially invites you to attend a corporate presentation of the company’s Q4 2016 results
The presentation will be held in Oslo:
Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 08:00 CET
To participate please RSVP to:
KCI the Engineers, Oceanteam’s subsidiary, designed world’s biggest observation wheel, the 200+ metre-high Ain Dubai. Previously, KCI engineered 135 m and 180 m big wheels in London and New York’s Staten Island. How did KCI get involved in the Wheels business? Meet Marc Groenendijk, managing director at KCI. Groenendijk started his career at in 2005 as a senior engineer and calls himself a 'hardcore engineer'. Currently, he leads a team of over 100 employees, including the Wheels division. "An observation wheel is a true landmark; it really speaks to everyone's imagination."
On February 15, Oceanteam’s subsidiary KCI the Engineers will attend the yearly Match Making day, organised by Dutch knowledge and innovation consortium TKI Wind op Zee (WoZ). TKI WoZ is a Dutch organisation that facilitates collaboration between companies, knowledge institutions and the government in the field of wind energy. The organisation stimulates research, innovation and implementation in the wind energy industry.
Beijing-based Huadian Heavy Industries selected Oceanteam’s subsidiary KCI the Engineers for the design review, fabrication preparation, load out and installation of an offshore substation. KCI will take care of the design review of both the topside as well as the foundation. This project is the firm’s first step entering the promising Chinese renewables market.
Oceanteam ASA ("Oceanteam" or "Company") announces that joint-venture partner McDermott will exercise its option to purchase Oceanteam’s 25% ownership in the vessel-owning company North Ocean 105 AS by the end of April 2017. Under McDermott’s main credit facility agreement, it has announced that it is required to do so.
Today, Oceanteam ASA ("Oceanteam" or "Company") announced it has reached an understanding with its bond holders on the main terms of the bond loan. As part of a financial restructuring announced in October 2016, the company entered into constructive talks with its banks and its bond holders.
2016 was a both exciting and turbulent year for Oceanteam. While the oil and gas market remained challenging, Oceanteam Solutions and KCI managed to win many new contracts in the offshore energy market, which led to amazing cabling handling and transport projects. On top of that, KCI launched a separate Wheels department, with the Dubai Eye project as flagship project. Oceanteam’s 2016 highlights in a nutshell.
Oceanteam Solutions (OTS) not only has achieved excellent results in 2016, the future for the company looks promising too. OTS is currently receiving an above average number of RFQ’s (Request for Quotation) for equipment rental contracts. According to Oceanteam Solution’s managing director Lex van Doorn, European offshore wind power projects in particular will be a major growth driver in the coming years.
Oceanteam‘s subsidiary Diavaz-Oceanteam Shipping (DOT) has come to an agreement with seller Pacific Radiance to postpone the delivery of the CSV Tampamachoco 1 (T1) for one year. Delivery is now scheduled for January 2018. The Oceanteam joint venture with Mexican-based Diavaz however holds an option to further delay the delivery for another year. Pacific Radiance will absorb the additional costs for the deferred delivery.
Last week, Fugro NV announced to no longer pursue the divestment of its subsea services business in Asia Pacific to Shelf Subsea. As a result, Fugro will retain all vessels, other equipment and personnel related to the business, including Oceanteam’s CSV Southern Ocean.
Oceanteam Solutions has won a contract for engineering and supplying a 4000T and a 2000T turntable for the splicing, storage and multiple loadouts of cables. Furthermore, Oceanteam will accommodate a professional cable handling crew, engineering services and equipment for the complete project.
Oceanteam Solutions won a contract to supply equipment and services for cable transport and load outs from Asia to Europe in 2016. For this project, Oceanteam earlier successfully performed a cable loadout in Asia. Last month, the Oceanteam Solutions crew finished the project with the successful load out of the cables in the Port of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The demountable turntable systems were delivered to the mobilisation site in 40ft containers and were completely built up by the Oceanteam technicians.
Oceanteam owns, charters and manages state-of-the-art deepwater offshore support vessels, including four Fast Support Vessels (FSV). Our FSVs are primarily intended for crew transfer, urgent resupply and the transport of response teams and equipment. All of our FSV’s are currently on long-term contracts. Our four FSV’s in a nutshell.
Wind energy becomes more and more an essential and valuable part of the world’s energy markets for the foreseeable future. The total global cumulative wind capacity will be over 705 (!) GW by the end of 2020 according to Navigant Research, a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. But something is going on, warns Navigant analyst Jesse Broehl. He notes that there are effectively two wind markets: China and the rest of the world. The split is not only in total capacity installed in a given year but also in the underlying wind turbine supplier dynamics.
According to TIME magazine, over half of the world’s new power capacity in 2015 came from renewable energy sources like wind power. In a report that was published on 25 October this year, the International Energy Agency states that renewables are beating fossil fuels for the first time. Right now, renewables represent 23% of global power generation.
A percentage that is expected to grow to 28% by 2021. According to the report, policy makers will continue to encourage the adoption of renewable power. What is Oceanteam’s role in this very promising market?
Mirsad Baručić BSc Eur-Ing., Project Manager at KCI the engineers, is closely involved in the Design, Engineering and Construction of the largest observation wheel in the world, the Dubai Eye (Ain Dubai). A project of unprecedented size and complexity, he says.
We’re happy to introduce you to our newest team member, Travis Malcolm, project manager at Oceanteam Solutions. Four questions about the key responsibilities and the biggest challenges of his job.