innogy has sold its offshore installation vessel Seabreeze II to a new owner, Hong Kong-based SPIC Ronghe International Financial Leasing Co Ltd
innogy SE director of offshore investment and asset management Richard Sandford said, “A decade ago innogy took the decision to eliminate an important bottleneck in the construction of offshore windfarms via the ownership and operation of its own installation vessels.
“However, since that time, such bottlenecks have eased through the availability of a range of installation vessels available worldwide in innogy’s current and future core markets.
“As ownership and operation of offshore service vessels is not considered as a core business activity of innogy, and following on from the sale of sister vessel Seabreeze I (Victoria Mathias) in 2015, we are convinced selling our remaining offshore installation vessel Seabreeze II is now the right step for innogy.
“Nevertheless, the vessel meets the requirements of the rapidly growing Asian offshore markets and is a great asset to its new owner. The transaction is a win-win situation for all stakeholders.”
Seabreeze II (formerly named Friedrich Ernestine) is currently sailing under the name Tuo Peng and was previously under long-term charter to a Chinese joint venture.