SMST equipment ready for delivery to first SOV in Taiwan


Global connections and working remotely is essential for a modern operating company. In June, great proof of these important pillars was provided at the SMST premises. Via a live stream SMST broadcasted a three days Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of their mission equipment.  

From their offices in Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam and the UK, the team of Ta San Shang Marine watched the official evaluating process of the of SMST mission equipment that was ordered for their new build Service Operation Vessel (SOV). The FAT, that was also attended physically by Dutch representatives of the new owner and end client Ørsted, was successfully completed and the SMST equipment is now on its way to shipyard Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam.

In 2020, Vard Vung Tau awarded SMST the contract for the delivery of an Access & Cargo Tower with motion compensated gangway and 3D Motion Compensated Crane for the new build SOV of Ta San Shang Marine, joint venture of Japanese ship owner MOL and the Taiwanese Ta Tong Marine. This first Asian SOV will serve a long-term maintenance contract for Ørsted in the new Greater Changhua offshore wind farm in the Taiwan Strait, starting in first half of 2022. “We are very pleased that we were able to, even in these times when travelling is still restricted, virtually be present at the FAT process and witness its success”, says Mr Hrong-Nain Lin, Director at Ta San Shang Marine. 

The SMST’s system package will be delivered in Q3-2021. “With this FAT we came a step closer to the delivery and actual operations of our equipment at the start of 2022. We are very excited to be at the heart of this vessel’s operations, ensuring safe and efficient transfer of the vessel’s personnel and cargo in Taiwanese waters”, says Menno de Jong, Sales Manager at SMST.



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