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OHT

Description

OHT is a specialized heavy transport and installation contractor, building on Norway’s heritage in maritime pioneering. 

As one of the most experienced heavy transport vessel operators in the world and a leading provider of highly engineered marine transportation solutions, OHT serve clients from a wide range of industries including oil & gas, offshore wind and marine infrastructure. They have transported well over a hundred jack-up drilling rigs for the majority of rig-owners in the world. Handling oversized and challenging cargoes is OHT’s trademark.

The company’s headquarters are located in Oslo, with satellite offices in Singapore, Dubai, Shanghai and Houston.

History

In 1999-2000, the company designed and built the Blue and Black Marlin open stern semi-submersible heavy transportation vessels. In 2001, Dockwise acquired the company and its fleet, and continues to successfully operate the above-mentioned vessels.

The current majority shareholder, the Arne Blystad Group, decided to re-establish the company in 2004, and in the years 2006-2008, the company took delivery of the converted oil tankers Eagle, Falcon, Osprey and Hawk in quick succession.

Following a mandatory offer in October 2008, the Arne Blystad Group acquired 89% of the company’s shares. The new combined company resolved to change its name from Ocean HeavyLift ASA to Offshore Heavy Transport AS in February 2009.

Heavy lift vessel Albatross, previously a shuttle tanker operating in the North Sea, was converted and delivered in May 2015.

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