Scotland-based Offshore Decommissioning Services (ODS) is building a UK flagged multi-purpose heavy lift vessel that will target the growing decommissioning sector.

The newcomer, which is opening its UK headquarters in Dundee, Scotland, in early 2019, aims for the vessel – to be called Moonraker 1 - to focus on the North Sea market.

Moonraker I will be delivered in 2021 “in readiness for the anticipated escalation in North Sea decommissioning demand”, ODS said. Upstream understands that the FEED process for the work is ongoing.