Damen completes outfitting of Vroon W2W Vessel

Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter

22 January 2018


Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (Oranjewerf) has completed final outfitting and modifications on a second subsea-support walk-to-work (W2W) vessel for Vroon Offshore Services (VOS). The VOS Stone was built at Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding in China before coming to the Netherlands for completion. This follows a similar project successfully completed in July this year at Oranjewerf, involving sister ship VOS Start. The eight-week programme for VOS Stone involved installation of a 50-tonne active heave-compensated, knuckle-boom crane, along with taut-wire, RadaScan, and Hipap from Kongsberg for the vessel-positioning system, a boat landing and system for fuelling crew-transfer vessels (CTV). VOS Stone is the fifth new vessel that Vroon has entrusted to Oranjewerf for final outfitting after construction in China, Damen said in a press release. VOS Stone has been purpose-built to support offshore operations in the renewable industry and walk-to-work projects in the oil & gas industry. The vessel has already been awarded a contract by VBMS, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis, to support inter-array cabling operations at the Arkona Offshore Windfarm, located in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Germany, during the first half of next year.