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


07 February 2024, Blyth: 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: info@CMOS-Maritime.com


About Enshore Subsea

Enshore Subsea is a world leading delivery expert in installing and protecting critical subsea infrastructure. Harnessing innovation, experience, and passion to deliver superior project results across the renewable energy sector and delivering sustainable, innovative projects worldwide. With a profound commitment to safety, quality, and environmental responsibility, Enshore Subsea leverages cutting-edge technologies and expertise to lead each step of every project undertaken.


About Herbosch-Kiere

For over 100 years, Herbosch-Kiere has specialised in port, river and marine works. Its workshop located in the Port of Antwerp is the ideal operational base for projects all over the world. Herbosch-Kiere permanently invests in specialist equipment such as ships, jack-up platforms, and both floating and non-floating equipment.

In addition, the professional skill, dynamism and creativity of its staff ensures that Herbosch-Kiere is able to handle complex and prestigious challenges. Over the years, Herbosch-Kiere has expanded its activities to include environmental works, the construction and operation of landfills, and soil remediation.


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