VOS Sugar deliveredVessel & ROV News // February 10, 2016
Vroon Offshore has taken delivery of VOS Sugar from Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding in China. The ship is a DP2, SPS-coded, 68m subsea-support vessel and the first of two newbuildings of this type being built at Fujian. Sister vessel, VOS Star, will be delivered to Vroon later this year.
The vessels are fitted with an active heave-compensated crane, a retractable and a super-silent tunnel bow thruster, have what the company describes as "enhanced DP performance," fuel efficiency and a focu on crew/client wellbeing. The vessels have a high level of communications and internet connectivity and 'hotel type' accommodation.
"These new additions form part of the SSV fleet expansion, providing advanced, efficient and versatile options in a variety of offshore sub-segments, including windfarm support, walk-to-work and IMR," said Vroon.
The vessel is destined for the North Sea and will be further outfitted in Europe and available for the 2016 subsea season.