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Asia’s first newbuild Taiwan-flagged Service Operation Vessel delivered

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TOKYO : Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that on March 8, 2022, a newbuild service operation vessel (SOV) (, the “TSS PIONEER,” which has been constructed through Ta San Shang Marine Co., Ltd., a joint company of MOL and Ta Tong Marine Co., Ltd., was delivered at the VARD Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam owned by VARD Group of Norway.

The vessel, Asia-first newbuild Taiwan-flagged SOV, will soon sail to Taiwan and once the vessel is ready for operation, it will be chartered to Ørsted, the world’s leading offshore wind power company. This vessel will support the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farms, the first large-scale and far shore wind farms in Taiwan, which are being constructed by Ørsted. She will provide optimal offshore working conditions, and via its walk to work gangway ensure safe access onto the wind turbines for the O&M technicians.
Addressing environmental issues in line with “MOL Group Environmental Vision
2.1” , MOL strives to reduce its environmental impact by proactively carrying forward “Environment and Emission Free Businesses” including offshore wind power business.

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