SBM Offshore has said that its subsidiary company SBM-GustoMSC has signed a contract with Dubai-based Lamprell Energy for the design supply of two windmill installation jack-up vessels.

Additionally, SBM-GustoMSC received orders from the yard for the supply of jacking systems and large 800 ton offshore cranes that will be fitted on these vessels.

The units are of the GustoMSC NG-9000C type, a jack-up vessel that has been specifically developed for the offshore windfarm installation industry. The two vessels have been ordered earlier this year from Lamprell by Fred Olsen Windcarrier and they are the second and third units of this type to

be built so far. The total portfolio value of these orders is around EUR60m.

SBM Offshore is a holding company of a group of international marine technology orientated companies. Its business is to serve on a global basis the offshore oil and gas industry by supplying engineered products, vessels and systems, and offshore oil and gas production services.