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Hornbeck Offshore Awards UPTIME Contract for First Jones Act SOV Conversion

Uptime International AS (UPTIME) has been awarded a complete logistics system by Hornbeck Offshore for its high-spec HOSSOVTM300E that will be the US offshore renewables market’s first Jones Act SOV conversion.

UPTIME’s comprehensive scope of supply consists of the market leading Uptime 30m floating wind ready logistics system for personnel and cargo. Artificial intelligence and autonomous functions in addition to integrated 3D winch capability. An elevator tower that will provide offshore workers with safe, reliable, stepless access to offshore wind and other offshore energy installations. A standalone Uptime by Motus 3D Crane for cargo operations is fully integrated into the logistic system.

The high-spec HOSSOVTM300E will be available in the spring of 2025, after completing its full conversion. Uptime will work closely with both Vard Marine and Eastern Shipbuilding Group for successful execution.

Hugo Øyen, SVP Sales and Marketing of UPTIME International AS, in a statement says, “We are proud to be chosen once again by Hornbeck Offshore Services, this is the 3rd time that we are given the trust and confidence to meet HOS’ high expectations in quality and performance. We are especially pleased to be acknowledged for our track-record and references within renewables/offshore wind, which now also includes the US Jones Act market.

This contract again confirms our standing within logistics solutions for delivering safe access for the offshore energy sector.

We now look forward to collaborating with and delivering a successful project with HOS, VARD Marine and Eastern Shipbuilding”.

Carl G. Annessa, Executive Vice President of Hornbeck Offshore, in a statement says: “Uptime is a trusted and reliable partner with Hornbeck Offshore, having provided and supported our offshore service vessel flotel fleet with gangway assets for over 10 years. We are very excited to continue our partnership with the selection of Uptime to provide their latest walk-to-work technology and offshore wind logistics systems for the HOS Rocinante.”

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