VOS Sugar Christened and Ready for German OW Job (Gallery)


Vroon Offshore Services’ new vessel – VOS Sugar – was christened yesterday in IJmuiden. The vessel’s first job will be in Germany, where it will perform dive operations and maintenance work on foundations at an offshore wind farm for NDE.

The vessel was named by Mrs Monita Horn, Operations and Chartering Administrator at Vroon Offshore Services Den Helder, at a ceremony that took place at the Felison Terminal at 4:30 p.m. on 21 April.

VOS Sugar, a 68m DP2 subsea support vessel (SSV) constructed at Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding in China, arrived in Amsterdam earlier this month.

Following the installation of an active heave-compensated crane, the vessel is now ready to start its first charter for NDE at an offshore wind farm in German waters.

“To guarantee clients safe and easy access to the wind turbines, an on-board system has been installed that actively compensates vessel movement. In combination with an additional 8 metres in length, compared to earlier vessels, this contributes to better motion behaviour and a more stable platform,” Vroon said.

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