Norwegian subsea contractor Ocean Installer has begun operating under its new name Havfram, which it says reflects its increased commitment to the offshore wind sector.

Havfram is composed of three business areas: Hav Dyp, Hav Vind, and Hav Kraft.

Hav Dyp will include the company’s current subsea oil and gas projects. The Hav Vind unit will oversee offshore wind installation projects, and Hav Kraft will provide consultancy services for the development of offshore projects both in Norway and internationally.

Odd Strømsnes, ceo of Havfram, said that it is important for the Norwegian supplier industry to be able to supplement its traditional business deliveries within the oil and gas industry with new business areas and opportunities.

In August 2020, Havfram partnered with shipyard group VARD to develop an offshore wind installation vessel. Havfram said the vessel will be able to install turbine components weighing up to 1,000 tonnes, at a height of 150 m. Strømsnes said this collaboration is an “excellent example of how Norwegian industry both should and could evolve going forward”.

With projects in Europe, Asia and the East Coast of the USA in the pipeline, Havfram said it anticipates an increase in demand for the installation of giant turbines in coming years. “Havfram will be a complete competence house in the planning, engineering, contracting, and installation within the offshore wind segment, in addition to offering traditional subsea services,” Strømsnes said.

Havfram is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway, and also operates from offices in Aberdeen, Dubai, Houston, and Perth.