Vroon announces the launching of two MPSV at Fujian South East Shipyard
The launching has taken place, at Fujian South East Shipyard (FSES) in Fuzhou, China, of Vroon’s first two multi-purpose platform-supply vessels (MPSV), VOS Pride and VOS Prime, Vroon said in its press release.
VOS Pride and VOS Prime are the first two in a series of ten sister vessels, ordered during 2012 and 2013 by Vroon Offshore Services. All ten MPSVs have full (under-deck) supply capabilities, that include stainless-steel tanks for the carriage of methanol, but also provide accommodation and work space for up to 40 client staff. The unique vessel concept is based on a free deck space of 720 sqm, which can also be equipped with a walk-to-work system or active heave-compensation crane, while leaving ample space for a variety of extra services.
These new-generation vessels are based on a KCM design. In close cooperation, KCM, Vroon’s Newbuilding Engineering Department, a world-renowned yacht designer and Force Technology in Copenhagen worked together to fully optimise the design in order to ensure favourable motion and sea-keeping ability and efficient fuel consumption (both in DP mode and during transit). To further enhance on-board comfort for clients’ personnel and crew members, the latest developments in computational noise and vibration analysis were incorporated.
VOS Pride and VOS Prime are expected to be delivered by FSES in the Spring of 2015, followed by four sister vessels later in 2015 and an additional four in 2016.