Enshore Subsea Extends Nearshore Capability with Purchase of Shallow Draft DP2 Vessel, the Topaz Installer

Enshore Subsea has partnered with Herbosch-Kiere to purchase the Topaz Installer vessel in a new joint venture between the organizations.

The acquisition, which will see the vessel renamed as the CMOS Installer, will support clients with construction projects worldwide. The CMOS Installer is managed and operated jointly by Enshore Subsea and Herbosch-Kiere in a freshly created partnership, the Combined Marine Offshore Services (CMOS) company. The vessel is highly manoeuvrable and has a shallow draft and a proven cable laying track record stretching back 25 years.

Pierre Boyde, Enshore Subsea Managing Director, said:

The addition of the CMOS Installer to the Enshore Subsea portfolio fits perfectly with our strategy of focussing on shallow water EPCI cable projects, as well as complete trenching solutions from beach approach to deep water. We are delighted to be strengthening our partnership with Herbosch-Kiere, enabling us to offer our clients a complete package approach with onshore and offshore capability.”

The CMOS Installer is currently in Singapore and after a scheduled dry dock and upgrade will make its way to Korea to collect a cable consignment, before heading to Senegal for its first contract under its new ownership.

Benny De Sutter, Herbosch-Kiere Managing Director, said:

“We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of our cable laying vessel. This marks a significant milestone for our company as we expand our capabilities in the offshore industry. This vessel represents a strategic investment in our fleet, allowing us to execute projects with greater efficiency and reliability. Together with the know-how of Enshore Subsea, we are committed to delivering high-quality solutions to our clients and driving the subsea sector.”

Queries about the CMOS Installer can be directed to: [email protected]

Enshore Subsea's Pierre Boyde, and Herbosch-Kiere's Benny De Sutter, sign the Topaz Installer contract.
Enshore Subsea's Pierre Boyde, and Herbosch-Kiere's Benny De Sutter, sign the Topaz Installer contract.