Offshore Support Vessels Market Research Report – Forecast to 2030

Offshore Support Vessels Market Research Report: Information By Type (Anchor Handling Tug Supply, Platform Supply, Multipurpose Support, Standby & Rescue, And Seismic), By Applications (Shallow Water And Deepwater) And By Regions–Forecast Till 2030

ID: MRFR/E&P/1535-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 110 pages

Offshore Support Vessels Market

Offshore Support Vessels Market share is anticipated to register USD 25.0 billion by 2023, growing at a compound annual growth rate of a CAGR of more than 5% throughout the forecast timeframe.


By Type Anchor Handling Tug Supply Platform Supply Multipurpose Support Standby & Rescue Seismic
By Application Shallow Water Deepwater

Key Players

  • Maersk (Denmark)
  • Siem Offshore AS (Norway)
  • SEACOR Marine (U.S.)
  • Tidewater (U.S.)
  • GulfMark Offshore Inc. (U.S.)
  • Havila Shipping (Norway)
  • Vroon B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (Singapore)
  • Edison Chouest Offshore (U.S.)
  • Abdon Callais Offshore LLC (U.S.)
  • Solstad Farstad (Norway)
  • Bourbon Offshore (France)


  • Advancement of technology
  • Rapid development
  • Better trade policies
  • Increasing regasification terminals at offshore
  • Increasing investment in oil
  • gas and renewable sector
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Offshore Support Vessels Market Overview

The offshore support vessels market size is anticipated to register USD 25.0 billion by 2023, growing at a compound annual growth rate of a CAGR of more than 5percent throughout the forecast timeframe. When it comes to oil exploration and production at sea, boats used for offshore support are offshore support vessels. These vessels are used for a variety of tasks, including offshore building and excavations and other types of resource extraction. In addition, on-demand transfers and relieves of crew members are also possible with these boats. Therefore, they are primarily categorized as offshore production vessels, offshore support vessels, and unique purpose vessels.

Technological progress, quick expansion in Asia, improved trade policies, an increase in offshore refueling facilities due to rising LNG demand, and increasing investments in the oil and natural gas and the sustainable energy sectors all contribute to the worldwide Offshore support vessel market's progress and expansion. However, operators have a significant problem when it comes to increasing efficiency. On the other hand, Federal agencies are updating device safety regulations and placing a greater emphasis on offshore vessel security. Growth in the industry is fueled by substantial expenditures in the upstream gas & oil and sustainable energy industries. In addition, rising deepwater operations and decommissioning of outdated offshore infrastructure are projected to provide attractive prospects for the market for offshore support vessels.

This report contains all the information on the global offshore support vessels market analysis and research and the market strengths. In addition, the report also includes the culmination of dynamics, segmentation, key players, regional analysis, and other essential factors. And a detailed analysis of the global offshore support vessels market forecast to 2030 is also included in the report.

Covid 19 Analysis

The worldwide shipping business has been severely affected by the decline in demand for commodities caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, which has affected it all, from cargo vessels to oil tankers to offshore supply boats. Many nations consider China a significant trading ally and are one of the leading players in the maritime sector. Furthermore, the pandemic breakout in China occurred around the Chinese New Year holiday period, which worsened the shipping company's financial predicament. Furthermore, according to the Shanghai International Shipping Institute, the virus has resulted in a decrease in port production levels of 20percentage to 50percent and a significant rise in the usage of port warehouses.

Market Dynamic

  • ·Drivers

An essential driver of the market's expansion is the rise in oil and gas exploration operations. In addition, the increasing demand for PSVs throughout the world is also boosting the market's development. In the manufacturing stage of PSVs, offshore drilling is utilized to deliver concrete, cast, digging tubes, and flow pressure. Another growth-inducing aspect is incorporating Dynamic Positioning systems into marine vessels, which have been developed in conjunction with numerous technical breakthroughs in offshore support vessel production. In addition, shipbuilders are working hard to create computer-controlled warships that can autonomously manage their propellers and thrusters to maintain a precise location.

  • Opportunities

Operators of offshore support vessels market are focused on methods to operate more effectively and distinguish themselves from their competition as the market recovers. Battery-powered boats have evolved as among the most plausible choices in this situation. As a result, owners and employees of offshore support boats should anticipate new business prospects in the future years as battery-hybrid vessels become more common.

  • Restraints

Offshore Support Vessels Market growth is stifled by volatile oil prices and the substantial financial commitments required for offshore project development. The price of oil has a significant role in the need for OSVs. Costs associated with building offshore infrastructure limit the competitiveness of oil and gas firms. As oil and gas prices fluctuate, offshore support vessel day rates vary. Additionally, acquiring and deploying new boats requires a significant upfront investment.

  • Challenges

For the growth of gas-to-power plants, technological innovation is also essential, notably Storage Vessels, which offer a more affordable option. The typical onshore refueling infrastructure is not used in most gas-to-power investment proposals. It is possible to build an FSRU off-site and swiftly transfer it to the project's site and minimize the risk of on-site construction, particularly if onshore construction may encounter problems such as higher security or permission concerns.

  • Cumulative Growth Analysis

Globalization and the fast rise of Asian economies significantly impact marine commerce growth. Long and short-term charter rates are likely to be affected by the economic environment, including bank rates and import tariffs. Despite complaints about China's financial future, gas transit contracts in Central Asia and the Middle East are likely to drive offshore support vessel market value market development during the projection period.

Over the next several years, the triangle's offshore companies are likely to play a significant role in industry expansion. These deepwater finds are expected to increase the need for subsea drilling and transportation. In addition, offshore operations are projected to benefit from technological developments in seismic and drilling.

  • Value Chain Analysis

According to the reports, Concerning Offshore Support Vessels Market, there are four main categories to consider: types, applications, end-users, and geographical regions. The market has been divided into many kinds, including Standby & Rescue Vessel, Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel, Multipurpose Support Vessel, Platform Supply Vessel, and seismic vessel. Because it can perform a variety of tasks like mooring drilling rig chains, positioning construction sites, pulling rigs, and some other stockpile responsibilities as needed, Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel is expected to grow at a rapid rate and account for the most considerable proportion of the market in the upcoming years, according to the analysts. High voltage, deck space behind, winch capability, and other auxiliary equipment are required for anchor handling.

Segmentation Overview

The market is segmented based on types, applications, end-users, and geographical regions. The global Offshore Support Vessels Market trend is expected to witness decent growth during the forecast period.

By Application

The market is segmented into shallow and deep water based on the application.

By end-users

Based on the propulsion types, the market is segmented into oil & gas and offshore wind.

Regional Analysis

The Global Offshore Support Vessels Market is segmented into four regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Regional analysis is used to determine market size. North America is the world's leading supplier of offshore support vessels market share. Offshore drilling is very busy here, with natural gas wells located here in one of the fastest-growing economies. The production of oil and gas in the U.s is surging. The Offshore Support Vessels Market in the area is predicted to grow due to this over the forecast timeframe. Several nations in the Asia Pacific region have significant upstream oil & gas deposits, and they're currently exploring the options. As a result, the Asia Pacific offshore support vessel market is expected to benefit.

Competitive landscape

The key players in this market have employed various tactics, including mergers and acquisitions, research and development investments, alliances and collaborations, regional company growth, and new product launches.

Major Key Players

  • Maersk (Denmark)

  • Siem Offshore AS (Norway)

  • SEACOR Marine (U.S.)

  • Tidewater (U.S.)

  • GulfMark Offshore Inc. (U.S.)

  • Havila Shipping (Norway)

  • Vroon B.V. (Netherlands)

  • Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (Singapore)

  • Edison Chouest Offshore (U.S.)

  • Abdon Callais Offshore LLC (U.S.)

  • Solstad Farstad (Norway)

  • Bourbon Offshore (France)

Report Overview

The following report comprises of –

  • Market overview

  • Covid 19 Analysis

  • Market Dynamic

  • Drivers

  • Opportunities

  • Restraints

  • Challenges

  • Cumulative Growth Analysis

  • Value Chain Analysis

Segmentation Overview

  • By Application

  • By End-Users

  • Regional Analysis

  • Competitive landscape

Recent Developments

To go along with the four ships it was building, Ostensjo Rederi was awarded a contract by Edda Wind for the construction of two further commissioning service operation vessels in March 2021. These boats are specifically intended for servicing activities during the installation and maintenance of offshore wind farms. Zero-emission technology is being used in all six of the boats being constructed.

On the basis of type, the offshore support vessel market has been segmented as follows:

  • Anchor-handling tug supply vessels

  • Platform support vessels

  • Multipurpose support vessels

  • Emergency response/standby and rescue vessels

  • Crew vessels

  • Seismic vessels

  • Chase vessels

  • Others

On the basis of application, the offshore support vessel market has been segmented as follows:

  • Shallow water

  • Deepwater

On the basis of end user, the offshore support vessel market has been segmented as follows:

  • Oil & gas

  • Offshore wind

On the basis of region, the offshore support vessel market has been segmented as follows:

  • North America

  • Asia Pacific

  • Europe

  • Middle East

  • Africa

  • South America

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size

  • 2023: USD ~25.0 billion
  • 2030: Significant Value
  •   CAGR   5% (2022-2030)
      Base Year   2021
      Forecast Period   2022-2030
      Historical Data   2019 & 2020
      Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
      Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
      Segments Covered   Type and Applications
      Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
      Key Vendors   Maersk (Denmark), Siem Offshore AS (Norway), SEACOR Marine (U.S.), Tidewater (U.S.), GulfMark Offshore Inc. (U.S.), Havila Shipping (Norway), and Vroon B.V. (Netherlands). Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (Singapore), Edison Chouest Offshore (U.S.), Abdon Callais Offshore LLC (U.S.), Solstad Farstad (Norway), and Bourbon Offshore (France)
      Key Market Opportunities   New product launches and R&D Amongst major key Players
      Key Market Drivers

  • advancement of technology
  • rapid development
  • better trade policies
  • increasing regasification terminals at offshore
  • increasing investment in oil, gas and renewable sector

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The rising offshore exploration activities in the industry are poised to drive market growth.

    Technological advancements, operational efficiency, and increasing applications are the key drivers of the market.

    The applications studied in this report are shallow water and Deepwater.

    North America is presumed to capture the largest share of the market.

    The type-based segments of the market are - anchor handling tug supply vessel, multipurpose support vessel, platform supply vessel, standby & rescue vessel, and seismic vessel.