MMA’s AHTS converted for offshore wind ops
MMA Offshore has completed a subsea conversion program on the anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) MMA Crystal to support the offshore wind market in Taiwan.
The 70-meter long vessel now incorporates a suite of new subsea support services, including ROV, survey and subsea deployment and lifting capabilities.
MMA Crystal features a work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV), a 50Te A-frame and a survey and positioning system.
According to the latest AIS data, the vessel is currently located in Singapore and is set to leave for Taiwan following the conversion.
MMA recently formed a joint venture with the survey company Global Aqua Survey (GAS) to target the offshore wind sector in Taiwan. It acquired 49.9% of the shares in the Taiwanese company and created the MMA Global Aqua JV.
MMA Offshore revealed a week ago that the MMA Cove will be equipped with battery technology for a lower carbon footprint.
Specifically, the Australian company secured a contract with its compatriot petroleum exploration and production company Woodside, under which MMA Cove will continue to provide production support services for Woodside’s facilities in Australia’s North West.