PHOTO: Milestone for Vroon Newbuilds


Vroon’s DP2 subsea-support walk-to-work (W2W) vessel VOS Start was launched last week at Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding in China.

Aditional milestone took place at the shipyard earlier this week, with the keel laying of sister vessel, VOS Stone.

Both are constructed to a new design and commissioned by Vroon to meet the demand for offshore accommodation and transfer solutions.

VOS Start and VOS Stone can carry a total of 87 persons, offering accommodation and work space for up to 60 client personnel. The new design of vessel can be fitted with a W2W system and offshore crane, at the same time leaving ample space to provide a variety of extra services, such as windfarm/substation support (including transfer of generators) and mothership duties for crew-transfer vessels (CTV) (refuelling, loading of small cargoes and personnel movements). The vessels can also be fitted with a davit-launched daughter craft.

The vessel is based on a KCM design and complies with latest SPS code regulations.

VOS Start and VOS Stone are scheduled for delivery later this year and will be operated by Vroon Offshore Services.








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