VOS newbuildings named in FuzhouVessel & ROV News // November 26, 2014
On 25 November Fujian South East Shipyard (FSES) in Fuzhou, China, named five of Vroon Offshore’s newbuildings.
The vessels were VOS Pride and VOS Prime, two multi-purpose platform-supply vessels (MPSVs), and VOS Glamour, VOS Glory and VOS Gorgeous, three 60m field-support vessels (FSVs).
VOS Pride and VOS Prime are the first MPSVs in a series of 10 sister vessels ordered during 2012 and 2013 by Vroon Offshore Services. All ten MPSVs have full underdeck supply capabilities, that include stainless-steel tanks for the carriage of methanol, but also provide accommodation and work space for up to 40 client staff.
The vessel concept is based on a free deck space of 720m2. The vessel can also be equipped with a walk-to-work system or active heave-compensation crane, while leaving ample space for a variety of extra services. These new-generation vessels are based on a Khiam Chuan Marine (KCM) design.
VOS Glamour, VOS Glory and VOS Gorgeous are the first three vessels in a series of four FSVs being built at the Shipyard for Vroon. They feature an innovative wave-piercing bow shape.
All five vessels will be delivered to the company in the next few months, with the MPSVs to be operated in Southeast Asia by VOS Singapore and the ERRVs heading for the North Sea, where they will be managed by VOS Aberdeen.
The company has ordered a total of 22 offshore-support vessels at Fujian Southeast, with delivery between 2014 and 2016.