MOL & TO TONG Signs Up For A SOV With Damen


  • Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Ta Tong Marine Co. announced a partnership.
  • The vessel is designed to support offshore wind farms.
  • The emergence of SOV business expansion in Asia.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Ta Tong Marine Co. announced a partnership through their joint venture for a new service operation vessel (SOV) with Damen Shipyards, reports MOL.

Design Of The Vessel

This vessel, the second of its kind in Taiwan after the TSS Pioneer, is slated for delivery in late 2025, designed to support offshore wind farms and is capable of using methanol as a future fuel. Scheduled to aid offshore wind projects in Taiwan, the SOV aims to provide comfortable accommodations for personnel working on wind farm development, transfer supplies safely, and contribute to Taiwan’s offshore wind power industry.

Business Expansion

MOL sees this project as a stepping stone for its SOV business expansion in Asia, including Japan, aiming to solidify TSSM’s position in Taiwan’s SOV market.


 TSSM emphasizes its experience in operating Asia’s first dedicated offshore wind SOV, highlighting its readiness to further support the Green Energy Industry across the Asia Pacific region. Damen Shipyards expressed their honor in welcoming TSSM into their family, confident that their proven CSOV9020 design will significantly contribute to Taiwan’s offshore wind sector’s growth.

Wind Power Generation

MOL aims to contribute to achieving a net-zero greenhouse gas emission society by leveraging its business experience and marine engineering expertise to promote offshore wind power generation businesses.

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Source: MOV