OSM and Svitzer Australia’s joint venture crew management company, SvitzerOSM, have recently been awarded a crew management contract by Svitzer for two Anchor Handling vessels. The vessels, Svitzer TBA and Svitzer TBA, are in the final stages of completion in Batam, and will enter service for a 20 year contract period in late 2014 where they will work for Oil Search in Papa New Guinea.
This will be the first such contract outside of Australia for SvitzerOSM, which is exciting and will utilize some OSM global resources and expertise, further strengthening the team work between the companies.
Mark Williamson, Commercial Director of SvitzerOSM (Australia) says of the contract, “This is an exciting contract and is precisely what we are aiming for in raising the awareness of SvitzerOSM. The multi-year nature of this contract is a reflection of the trust that Svitzer has is our capabilities which reaffirms the purpose of forming this partnership together.”
SvitzerOSM was established in December 2013, as a joint venture between OSM and Svitzer Australia, an Australian based marine services company. The joint venture was formed to provide crew management services (with Australian seafarers) to vessel and rig owners working within the region, as well as for Svitzer operations outside of Australia.
Currently, SvitzerOSM are providing crew for Maersk Supply Service in Australia and plan to expand on that service throughout 2015.