MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has awarded Vroon’s VOS Start with a contract to support the commissioning phase of the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm from spring 2018.
Located approximately 57 kilometres off the north-west coast of Germany, Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm will consist of 56 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines scheduled to be fully commissioned in 2019.
VOS Start has been assisting MHI Vestas with the commissioning of the Walney Extension offshore wind farm in the UK since August 2017.
Vroon’s first walk-to-work vessel purpose built to support offshore operations in renewable energy industry, VOS Start is fitted with a 50t active-heave-compensated crane, a Barge Master motion-compensated gangway for offshore personnel transfers and hotel-standard accommodation and office facilities for 60 passengers.
Her sister, VOS Stone, was delivered to the company during the summer and will enter the market during the coming weeks.