Vroon Offshore Services has informed that on November 22, 2014 the company’s AHTS vessel, VOS Champagne, was delivered to Chevron Thailand to start a four-year charter.
Vroon says that VOS Champagne replaces VOS Atlas, which has been employed by Chevron for the past month.
VOS Champagne is a Focal-680-design vessel from Focal Marine, with LOA of 65.0m. The vessel is equipped with DP-2, 2 x 10T bow thrusters, 1 x 8T stern thruster and has a certified bollard pull of 87 metric tonnes.
VOS Champagne is the first of two vessels constructed at Fujian Funing Shipyard in China, with her sister vessel, VOS Chablis, scheduled for delivery to Vroon early next year.
Vroon says it is “confident that VOS Champagne will perform well throughout the year in the Gulf of Thailand and will meet our customer’s high expectations”.
Vroon has, on November 24, held a naming ceremony for its ERRV duo, VOS Faithful and VOS Famous at Nanjing East Star Shipyard in China. A day later, the company held another naming ceremony at Fujian South East Shipyard for five of its newbuild vessels.