Vroon has announced that, during ceremonies held today, November 25, at Fujian South East Shipyard (FSES) in Fuzhou, China, five of Vroon’s newbuilding vessels have been named.
The vessels christened were VOS Pride and VOS Prime, two multi-purpose platform-supply vessels (MPSV), plus VOS Glamour, VOS Glory and VOS Gorgeous, three 60-m field-support vessels (FSV).
VOS Pride was named by Rie Nakajima, wife of Koichi Nakajima, Deputy President, Director and Executive Officer of Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation.
Godmother of VOS Prime is Ellen Niemeijer, wife of Ronald Niemeijer, Vroon Head HRM.
VOS Glamour was christened by Renza Stanga, aunt of Vroon’s Managing Director, Coco Vroon.
VOS Glory’s godmother is Carina Doggen, partner of Rudy Snouwaert, who is Operational Accounting Supervisor at Vroon Ship Management B.V. and has been a Vroon employee since 1978.
VOS Gorgeous was christened by Mirei Notebaart, partner of Vroon’s Managing Director, Coco Vroon.
VOS Pride and VOS Prime
VOS Pride and VOS Prime are the first MPSVs in a series of ten sister vessels ordered during 2012 and 2013 by Vroon Offshore Services. All ten MPSVs have full (under-deck) supply capabilities, that include stainless-steel tanks for the carriage of methanol, but also provide accommodation and work space for up to 40 client staff. Vroon says that the unique vessel concept is based on a free deck space of 720 sqm, which can also be equipped with a walk-to-work system or active heave-compensation crane, while leaving ample space for a variety of extra services.
These new-generation vessels are based on a Khiam Chuan Marine (KCM) design. KCM, Vroon’s Newbuilding Engineering Department, the world-renowned yacht designer KER Yacht Design & Engineering and Force Technology in Copenhagen worked closely together to fully optimise the design in order to ensure favourable motion and sea-keeping ability and efficient fuel consumption (both in DP mode and during transit), explains Vroon.
According to the company, to further enhance on-board comfort for clients’ personnel and crew members, the latest developments in computational noise and vibration analysis were incorporated.
VOS Glamour, VOS Glory and VOS Gorgeous are the first three vessels in a series of four FSVs being built at the Shipyard for Vroon. They feature a “revolutionary”, wave-piercing bow shape.
All five vessels will be delivered to the company in the next few months, with the MPSVs to be operated in South-East Asia by VOS Singapore and the ERRVs heading for the North Sea, where they will be managed by VOS Aberdeen.
The company has ordered a total of 22 offshore-support vessels at Fujian Southeast, with delivery between 2014 and 2016.
Vroon’s two other vessels were named yesterday (November 24) at Nanjing East Star Shipyard in China.