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    Vroon Offshore Services takes delivery of Power Express

    Vessel & ROV News // June 26, 2006

    Power Express is committed to a charter with Wintershall Noordzee.

    Vroon Offshore Services has taken delivery of the PSV Power Express. 

    The new vessel was delivered by Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard Co Ltd in China.

    Power Express is currently positioning from China to the Netherlands. Upon arrival she will commence a charter with Wintershall Noordzee BV for their North Sea Operations.

    Power Express is 75m overall with a beam of 17.5m and depth of 7.6m. The ship has a maximum draft of 6.4m and deadweight of approximately  3,859 tonnes.

    She bears the class notation BV 1 *Hull *Mach, Supply Vessel / Fire fighting Ship 1, Chemical Product, Water Spraying, Unrestricted Navigation, AUT-UMS, INWATERSURVEY, MON-SHAFT, IG, ALM.

    Main propulsion takes the form of 2 x 2,460kW main engines. The ship is fitted with 2 x 700kW bow tunnel thrusters and 2 x 400kW stern tunnel thrusters.

    The design was undertaken by Vuyk Kenton working closely with Vroon.

    Vroon Offshore Services has two sister vessels on order at the same yard. Delivery of these is expected in fourth quarter of 2006 and first quarter of 2007.

    A further two PSVs are on order for Vroon at Damen Shipyard in Galatz (Romania).


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