Vroon’s newbuild subsea support vessel named in Amsterdam

Dutch provider of offshore support vessels, Vroon Offshore Services, has named the newest addition to its fleet in a ceremony held on Thursday, July 20.

The vessel was named the VOS Start at Damen Shiprepair in Amsterdam by Tracie Moyes from the vessel’s first charterer MHI Vestas Offshore.

VOS Start, Vroon’s first subsea-support walk-to-work vessel, was purpose built to support offshore operations in the renewable industry and walk-to-work projects in the oil & gas industry. The vessel is equipped with a Bargemaster next-generation, motion-compensated gangway system, and an active heave-compensated crane.

The VOS Start offers accommodation for the client teams, office space for engineering and project managers, a warehouse to store materials and tools and an onboard workshop to prepare for day-to-day tasks.

In addition to logistic and technical requirements, the vessel is equipped with a cinema, gym, and Wi-Fi connection.

According to the vessel owner, VOS Start will be delivered to MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in August, at the start of its first charter. The vessel will provide offshore logistics support, accommodation and walk-to-work services during construction of the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea.

In addition to the offshore wind farms support work, the VOS support vessels were also designed for maintenance and operations projects in the offshore oil & gas industry.

Vroon added that VOS Start’s sister vessel, VOS Stone, would be delivered by Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding in China next week.

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Jan 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

Africa Oil Week 2020

For over 25 years Africa Oil Week has been the meeting place for Africa’s most senior E&P stakeholders.

read more >

CERAWeek 2020

 Each year, CERA clients gathered for a few days in Houston…

read more >

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration…

read more >

2020 EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION STANDARDS CONFERENCE ON OILFIELD EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

The development of consensus standards is one of API’s oldest and most successful programs.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply