Since our inception in 2011 we have navigated the changing industry landscape, building a reputation and track record within marine construction and complex project execution. We’ve grown globally and developed skilled teams to achieve this, entering new markets and bringing our competence and experience to the oil & gas and renewables market.
With over 100 projects executed to date, whatever the Energy Transition has in store, Ocean Installer will be there to support our clients’ project needs.


Company established

The management team, supported by HitecVision created Ocean Installer as a challenger, focusing on marine construction in the harsh North Sea environments.



Quickly positioned as a top SURF installation company

Delivering our first contract with a major North Sea operator and growing a project back-log we quickly established ourselves as a recognised company in the SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) market, while expanding into the Gulf of Mexico.


Adapted business model to respond to market factors

In response to a downturn in the oil and gas industry we transitioned to an asset-light business model, as well as simultaneously entering the African and Mediterranean markets, ensuring we could maintain our competitive position for clients.


New market opportunities identified

With a recognised track record in marine installation, we set out to become a preferred supplier of services to the international offshore wind industry.


New strategy and rebranding from Ocean Installer to Havfram

We restructured and created 3 business areas – Offshore Wind Development, Offshore Wind Installation and Subsea Installation. To support the repositioning, we rebranded to Havfram.


Subsea installation backs development of offshore wind

Leveraging the strong experience and results from Subsea Installation we continued to build the offshore wind organization, establishing partnerships with major wind companies including RWE, all while continuing to deliver our most profitable annual performance to date.


Sale of majority interest in 2 business units

Having created a reputable offshore wind offering, we divested these the wind turbine installation and wind farm licence development business units. Havfram remains today as the holding company for Havfram Wind and Kontiki Winds. We, the original Subsea Installation, marine construction and projects execution business, returned to our roots…


Ocean Installer Returns

With a clear strategy for growth within marine construction, across all relevant sectors in all main offshore energy markets, we reclaimed the Ocean Installer name and launched a new brand identity.

We are proud of our history. Although we are a company focused on the future, our successes, delivered by our people, underpins who we are and provides the foundations for our future growth.

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