China’s Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding held a keel laying ceremony for Vroon’s vessel VOS Start last week.
VOS Start is a subsea support(SSV)/walk-to-work (W2W) vessel and the first in series of two, commissioned by Vroon to provide offshore people-transfer solutions. Its sister vessel, VOS Stone, is also under construction and both ships are scheduled for delivery in 2016.
The DP2 vessel is based on a Khiam Chuan Marine (KCM) design. Its 750-square meters clear deck space can be fitted with a W2W system, while at the same time leave ample space for a variety of extra services.
Optionally, the vessel can be fitted with a motion-controlled crane and workboats, supported by heave-compensated davits.
The vessel offers accommodation for a total of 87 persons.