Offshore shipowner Vroon Offshore Services has reached two milestones in China with the launching of one vessel and the keel laying for another.
The company on Tuesday said that VOS Start was launched last week at Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in China. Earlier this week, with the keel laying of sister vessel, VOS Stone.
Both are DP2 subsea-support walk-to-work (W2W) vessels, constructed to a new design and commissioned by Vroon to meet the increased demand for offshore accommodation and transfer solutions, the company explained.
VOS Start and VOS Stone can carry a total of 87 persons, offering accommodation and work space for up to 60 workers. The new design of vessel can be fitted with a W2W system and offshore crane.
VOS Start and VOS Stone are scheduled for delivery to the company later this year and will be operated by Vroon Offshore Services.