CDC Scotland Ltd are delighted to announce the imminent commercialisation of the first vessel from our design portfolio which will be coming to life as the OOS Multi Activity Unit (MAU) Luctor et Emergo.

The OOS Luctor et Emergo, a DP2 self-propelled jack-up, is designed for a wide range of services with cross-over capabilities from offshore Oil and Gas to Renewables. It will be based on the CDC Chameleon.

The Chameleon concept, finalist at the World Oil Awards in 2016, is designed as a multi-purpose vessel, capability from well completions to P&A and decommissioning and is offered as a ‘blank canvas’ to be adapted to suit the specific needs of each vessel owner.

In this instance the owners are OOS Energy and the vessel specifications include 2 x 1200mT cranes. The cranes plus modified hull are capable of lifting and removing the majority of platforms in the Southern North Sea. Once on board, the vessel will be able to transport and offload the removed platforms meaning that no other support vessels or heavy lifting services are required.

The 2400mT lifting capability will also allow the vessel to cross-over into the renewables market for the installation of monopiles, jackets and turbines.

Iain Steven, MD, says “We are delighted to be working with OOS as they bring to market two new multi-activity jack-ups. The vessel name, Luctor et Emergo, translated as “I struggle, I emerge” couldn’t be more apt for the first vessel to be based on CDC designs. Anyone familiar with our story will know that - like all small businesses, we have overcome many challenges to reach this point and we are thrilled to see our designs coming to life.” 

OOS expect delivery of the first vessel in Q4 2020 and the second in Q1 2021.

CDC Scotland Ltd, based in Glasgow, deliver inventive marine engineering solutions to vessel owners operating in offshore Oil and Gas and Renewables. Their designs reached the finalist stages of the World Oil Awards in 2016 (multi-activity jack-up vessel designs) and 2017 (stand-alone production and storage platforms).

For more information call Iain Steven on +44 141 354 7966 or visit

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