PHOTO: Vroon Names VOS Stone in Rotterdam


Vroon has held a naming ceremony for its subsea-support walk-to-work vessel VOS Stone.

The vessel was named by Ingrid van Driel, Vroon controller, during the ceremony in Rotterdam.

VOS Stone was delivered to Vroon by Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding, China in July 2017. After undergoing final outfitting works in the Netherlands, the vessel will start operations in the North Sea, the company said.

VOS Stone has already secured a contract by VBMS to support inter-array cabling operations at the Arkona offshore wind farm during the first half of next year.

In summer 2018, the vessel will undertake similar operations for E.ON, working on commissioning operations at the same wind farm.

VOS Stone is equipped with a motion-compensated offshore gangway and a 50T active-heave-compensated crane. A covered warehouse on the main-deck level enhances the vessel’s versatility to perform cargo handling and passenger transfers to and from offshore assets, such as wind turbines, offshore platforms or CTVs (crew-transfer vessels), as well as engage in subsea support operations.

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