With reference to the announcement on a potential combination with Passer Group and subsequent to the due diligence process, the Board of Directors of Oceanteam
ASA (“Company”) advises that parties have mutually concluded to discontinue negotiations and not to pursue the anticipated transaction since final agreement on the underlying economics could not be reached.
Further to the divestment of the shipping assets of Oceanteam ASA (“Oceanteam” or the “Company”) active in the oil & gas segment, CEO Henk van den IJssel has decided to step down from his current position effective 1 August 2021.
Oceanteam ASA (“Oceanteam” or the “Company”) and its joint venture partner Bourbon have reached an agreement to sell the construction support vessel Bourbon Oceanteam 101 (the “Vessel’), owned by the joint venture company Oceanteam Bourbon 101 AS (“Sellers”).
The year 2020 has proven to be challenging for Oceanteam; primarily the shipping segment. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the shipping segment has been confronted with cancellation of offshore projects, increased expenditures in crewing (quarantine with crew changes, testing ect) and class related capex. The difficult market circumstances in combination with persistent liabilities have accelerated management’s initiative to reposition the company and revitalise Oceanteam for future development in the energy transition and renewable market.
Oceanteam Bourbon 4 AS, a joint venture owned 50/50 by Oceanteam ASA (the "Company" or "OTS") and Bourbon Offshore Norway AS, has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (Norwegian Sales Form) regarding the sale of the vessel CSV Southern Ocean the "Vessel Transaction". The sale is made subject to customary conditions and is expected to be completed in April 2021. After debt service, the sale of the vessel will generate a positive cashflow for the joint venture Oceanteam Bourbon 4 AS.
The 6 months’ extension follows a successful three years of storage of client’s subsea cables in Oceanteam's 5300Te carousel at its cable storage facility in Velsen, the Netherlands.
With this extension the contract will run well into 2021 with possible further extension options.
Oceanteam Solutions has been awarded a new contract for the transport and rental of a 2000T carousel spread required for umbilical installation in Asia. The mobilisation and departure from Oceanteam’s Velsen yard is planned in December 2020, to deliver the equipment mid Jan 2021 in Shenzhen (China), for umbilical installation during Q1 2021. Project management, engineering and operations will be provided by Oceanteam.
Oceanteam ASA’s Vessel Owning Companies agree with Financiers on Extension of Deferral under the Facility Agreement (the “Facility Agreement”) for the Bourbon Oceanteam 101 and Southern Ocean (the “Vessels”)
Oceanteam faced challenging market circumstances during the first half of 2020.
The EBITDA from Shipping segment was below the first half of 2019 resulting from decreased utilisation of BO101.
The Solutions segment showed significant growth which partially compensated the Shipping results.
About Oceanteam ASA
The Company is comprised of two operating segments, Oceanteam Shipping and Oceanteam Solutions. Oceanteam Shipping owns, charters and manages two deep-water offshore construction support vessels. Oceanteam Solutions' focus is to provide its clients with complete offshore cable services.
Oceanteam ASA has been active in the industry as an offshore solutions provider for over fourteen years.
For further information about Oceanteam ASA please visit www.oceanteam.no or contact:
Henk van den IJssel, CEO
Telephone +31 20 535 75 70
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
Further to the earlier announcement made at the Annual General Meeting of Oceanteam ASA (the “Company” or “Oceanteam”) on 7 May 2020 that board member Hendrik Johannes Jesse would not be available for a renewal of his board position, Mr. Jesse has informed the Company that he resigns from the board of directors (the “Board”) of the Company per 15 August 2020. The Board will as soon as practically possible call for an extraordinary general meeting of the Company for appointment of one additional director.
Oceanteam wishes to thank Mr. Jesse for his contribution to the Company over the last two years.
Oceanteam Solutions has entered into an agreement with a major cable manufacturer to provide cable transportation capability using a cable transportation and handling barge specially equipped for its tasks. The engagement will commence in April 2020 with completion in the first quarter of 2021 and optional extensions to take the contract well into 2021.
Oceanteam Solutions has entered into a three-year agreement for rental of its 4000Te carousel for the ultimate client Global Marine Group. The client has the option to extend this agreement with a total of five years. Start of project will be end of February 2020.
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.
Leidus Bosman, has expressed his intention to resign from Oceanteam and step down as CEO to pursue a new career opportunity outside the Company. The board of directors of Oceanteam extends gratitude to Mr. Bosman for his contribution to stabilise the Company in a crucial period of its development and wishes him well in his new endeavours.
As his successor, the Board is pleased to have Mr. Henk van den IJssel join and strengthen Oceanteam. He brings broad international experience in the offshore oil & gas subsea construction industry and in the offshore wind renewable market. Henk has a proven track record, latest as CCO of the DeepOcean Group and previously with Allseas and Acergy (now Subsea7), with a primary focus on business development, commercial management and strategy.
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 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.
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 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.
Reference is made to the stock exchange releases published by Oceanteam ASA ("Oceanteam" or the "Company") on 11 November 2018 regarding the agreement with the bondholders to convert the remaining outstanding bonds into equity in the Company and on 17 December 2018 regarding the conversion of the bonds, following which there were no bonds outstanding.
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.
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 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.