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 TROMS OFFSHORE

This review knows nothing at all about TFDS apart from the fact that they are Norwegian and have a number of ships whose name begins with Troms. We believe that they were first seen in UK as the purchasers of the Star Orion in about 1987 which was the first ME303 and which TFDS winterised for use in Northern waters.

Since printing the above we have received an email from a lady in Norway who told us that the initials of the company are TFDS not TDSF as we had before. the initials, she tells us, stand for "Troms Fylkes Dampskibsselskap". So now we know just a little more.  

They sold their ships to SOLSTAD in November 2004. Subsequent to this sale, the management of the company felt so lonely that they bought one of their ships back, and renamed it Troms Falken again.

Now, in 2011 TFDS renamed themselves as Troms Offshore and give the appearance of having expanded into ship management managing their own and client's tonnage.

In early 2013 Troms Offshore was purchased outright by Tidewater, and at that time they owned one anchor-handler and eight platform ships and well as some sort of polar research vessel. For the time being this page will continue but there is the possibility that the management may start off again, with new purchases, so we'll see how it goes.

At the 2014 review it can be seen that one Troms ship has been added to the fleet and one Tidewater ship. And they can also be seen to be managing the shallow drilling ship Bucentaur. We assume from the way the changes have been made that the company is going to continue in its own way, as opposed to being absorbed by the parent company.

Since Tidewater are now assigning ships to this fleet as and when they like it is not possible to identify a proper building programme, but nevertheless there is one ship on order , which must have been on the stocks at the time of the takeover..

Updated 21st October 2014

SHIP TYPE

NOW

ORDERED

 

AHTS Under 10000 bhp - -
AHTS 10000bhp to 20000bhp - -
AHTS 20000 bhp and over - -
Coring ships 1 -
Heavy lift ships - -
Pipelayers - -
IMR ships - -
PSVs deck less than 1000 m2 2 -
PSVs deck 1000 m2 + 7 1
SBSs/ERRVs - -

PLATFORM SHIPS

TYPE: STX 09 CD NAME: DEMAREST TIDE PHOTO:
     
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 93.5 m Engines 4 x Cat 3516 CDTA Fuel 1070 m3
Breadth 19.0 m BHP/kW 8380/6160 Pot water 719 m3
DWT 4868 mt

For'd Thrusters

2 x 880 kW Mud 1300 m3
Deck area 1020 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 880 kW Base oil 310 m3
Year built 2013 Aziprops 2 x 2200 kW Brine 1300 m3
Shipyard Soviknes Joystick Kongsberg Dry bulk 324 m3
Berths 26 DPII Kongsberg Tank Cleaning -
Previous names -
Comments -

 

TYPE: VARD PSV 07 NAME: TROMS ARCTURUS PHOTO:
     
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 94.5 m Engines 3 x Bergen C25:33L Fuel 870 m3
Breadth 21.0 m BHP/kW 10450/7680 Pot water -
DWT 5660 mt

For'd Thrusters

2 x 1200 kW Mud 1000 m3
Deck area 1170 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 880 kW Base oil 150 m3
Year built 2014 Aft Aziprops 2 x 2200 kW Brine 700 m3
Shipyard Vard Aukra Joystick - Dry bulk 300 m3
Berths 28 DPII Yes Tank Cleaning -
Previous names -
Comments -
Current Charter Statoil Available - Location -

 

TYPE: STX PSV 08 CD NAME: Troms Lyra PHOTO:
     
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 81.7 m Engines 3 x Cat 3512 TA Fuel 1000 m3
Breadth 18.0 m BHP/kW 7286/5358 Pot water 750 m3
DWT 3650 mt

For'd Thrusters

3 x 870 kW Mud 1245 m3
Deck area 860 m2 Az Thruster - Base oil 320 m3
Year built 2013 Aft Aziprops 2 x 1900 kW Brine 1230 m3
Shipyard Brevik Joystick - Dry bulk 250 m3
Berths 24 DPII Kongsberg Tank Cleaning Yes
Previous names -
Comments -

 

TYPE: VS 470 MkII NAME: TROMS FJORD PHOTO: Rachael Owen
   
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 73.4 m Engines 2 x MAK 8M25 Fuel 928 m3
Breadth 16.6 m BHP/kW 6528/4800 Pot water 752 m3
DWT 3570 mt

For'd Thrusters

2 x 800 bhp Mud 1073 m3
Deck area 712 m2 Az Thruster - Base oil -
Year built 2005 Aft Thrusters 2 x 800 bhp Brine 854 m3
Shipyard Flekkefjord Slip Joystick Kongsberg Dry bulk 12000 cu.ft
Berths 34 DP - Tank Cleaning -
Previous names -
Comments -

 

TYPE: STX 09 CD NAME: TROMS CAPELLA PHOTO: Jan Plug
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 88.1 m Engines 4 x Wartsila 9L20 Fuel 1070 m3
Breadth 19.0 m BHP/kW 9057/6660 Pot water 1200 m3
DWT 4700 mt

For'd Thrusters

1 x 880 kW Mud 960 m3
Deck area 1000 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 880 kW Base oil 187 m3
Year built 2011 Aziprops 2 x 220 kW Brine 960 m3
Shipyard Cochin India Joystick Kongsberg Dry bulk 320 m3
Berths 44 DPII Kongsberg Tank Cleaning -
Previous names -
Comments -

 

TYPE: VS 485 CD NAME: TROMS CASTOR PHOTO: Robby Norman
   
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 85.0 m Engines 4 x cat 3516 BTA Fuel 903 m3
Breadth 20.0 m BHP/kW 9928/7300 Pot water 1007 m3
DWT 5549 mt

For'd Thrusters

2 x 1000 kW Mud 702 m3
Deck area 1005 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 800 kW Base oil 203 m3
Year built 2009 Aziprops 2 x 2300 kW Brine 418 m3
Shipyard Hellesoy Joystick Kongsberg Dry bulk 440 m3
Berths 23 DPII Kongsberg Tank Cleaning -
Previous names -
Comments -

 

TYPE: VS 485 CD NAME: TROMS POLLUX PHOTO:
     
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 85.0 m Engines 4 x cat 3516 BTA Fuel 903 m3
Breadth 20.0 m BHP/kW 9928/7300 Pot water 1007 m3
DWT 5549 mt

For'd Thrusters

2 x 1000 kW Mud 702 m3
Deck area 1005 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 800 kW Base oil 203 m3
Year built 2009 Aziprops 2 x 2300 kW Brine 418 m3
Shipyard Hellesoy Joystick Kongsberg Dry bulk 440 m3
Berths 23 DPII Kongsberg Tank Cleaning -
Previous names -
Comments -

 

TYPE: STX 09 L CD NAME: Troms Sirius PHOTO:
     
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 93.5 m Engines 4 x Cat 3516 CDTA Fuel 1070 m3
Breadth 19.0 m BHP/kW 8380/6160 Pot water 719 m3
DWT 4868 mt

For'd Thrusters

2 x 880 kW Mud 1300 m3
Deck area 1020 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 880 kW Base oil 310 m3
Year built 2012 Aziprops 2 x 2200 kW Brine 1300 m3
Shipyard Soviknes Joystick Kongsberg Dry bulk 324 m3
Berths 26 DPII Kongsberg Tank Cleaning -
Previous names -
Comments -

 

TYPE: VS 485 CD NAME: TROMS ARTEMIS PHOTO:
     
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 85.0 m Engines 4 x cat 3516 BTA Fuel 903 m3
Breadth 20.0 m BHP/kW 9928/7300 Pot water 1007 m3
DWT 5549 mt

For'd Thrusters

2 x 1000 kW Mud 702 m3
Deck area 1005 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 800 kW Base oil 203 m3
Year built 2011 Aziprops 2 x 2300 kW Brine 418 m3
Shipyard Hellesoy Joystick Kongsberg Dry bulk 440 m3
Berths 23 DPII Kongsberg Tank Cleaning -
Previous names -
Comments -

CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER VESSELS

  TYPE: NAME: BUCENTAUR   PHOTO: Jan Plug
   
Year built 1983     Shipyard Drammen Slip
Previous names -
Comments Looks like a coring vessel

 

DISPOSALS

TYPE: UT755 NAME: TROMS FALKEN Photos: Greg Dalgetty
Vic Gibson
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 71.9m Engines 2 x Bergen KRMB9 Fuel   957 m3
Breadth 16.0m BHP 4010 Pot water   466 m3
DWT 3350 mt For'd Thrusters 2 x 590kW Mud   980 m3
Deck area 685m2 Az Thruster   Base oil  
    Aft Thrusters 1 x 590kW Brine   390 m3
Year built 2001 Joystick Yes Dry bulk   320 m3
Shipyard  Brevik DP No Tank Cleaning   ?
Previous names Troms Falken, Normand Produce
Comments Apparently sold to Cotemar in 2008

 

  TYPE: NAME: NSO CRUSADER   PHOTO: -
     

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 72.0 m Engines 2 x Wartsila 12V32 Workdrum pull 250 t
Breadth 14.4 m BHP 12000 Capacity 1 500m x 64mm
DWT 2064 kW 8820 Capacity 2 500m x 64mm
Deck area 409 m2 For'd Thruster 1 x 800 bhp Towdrum pull 250 t
Fuel 735 m3 Az Thruster - Capacity 1 1200m x 70mm
Pot water 310 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 800 bhp Capacity 2 -
Mud 390 m3 Bollard pull 144 t Sharks Jaw -
Brine - DP - Cranes -
Dry bulk 276 m3 Joystick Poscon Tank cleaning -
Year built 1984 Shipyard Serkoder MV Berths 20
Previous names Stad Senja, North Crusader, apparently managed by COG Offshore so removed from this page.
Comments -

SHIPPING COMPANY INFORMATION UPDATED IN 2014

Abeille Bourbon
Acergy
Acomarit
Active Offshore
Aker Solutions
Allseas
ALP Maritime
Arctia Shipping
Arendal Offshore
Aries Offshore
Arktikmor
Atlantic Offshore
Axis Offshore
Bergen Offshore
Bibby Offshore
Blue Star Line
Boa Offshore
Boston Putford
Bourbon Norway
Bourbon Offshore
BP
Branding Offshore
British Antarctic Survey (New)
Brovig Offshore
BUE Marine
BUE Viking
Bukser og Bergung
Deep Sea Supply
Deepocean
DOF
DOF Subsea
Eide Offshore
Eidesvik
ER Schiffahrt
Esvagt
Fairmount
Fairplay Towage
Farstad
Femco Management
FS Shipping
Fugro
Gardline
Geoships
Golden Energy

GulfOffshore Norg
Gulf Offshore UK
Hanzevast Capital
Harms Bergung
Harrisons
Hartmann Offshore
Havila Shipping
Heerema
Irish Mainport

Island Offshore
JPKnight
K Line Offshore
Maersk Supply
Marine Carrier AB

Marine Subsea
Myklebusthaug
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NAO
N-Sea
Nomis
Nordic American
Nordane Shipping
North Sea Shipping
North Star
O.H.Meling
OIL
Olympic Shipping

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Ostenjo Rederi
PetroBaltic
Portosalvo
Rem Offshore
Remoy Managment
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SBS
SeaMar Shipping
Sealion
Seaworx
Siem Offshore
Simon Mokster
Smit Lloyd
Smitwijs
SMS
Solstad
Subsea7
Stirling
Surf
Technip
Trico Offshore
Tschudi Offshore
Troms Offshore
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URS
Varada Marine
Vestland Marine
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