NOVEMBER 26, 2014 — Netherlands-based Vroon says that it christened five of its newbuilding vessels in ceremonies held yesterday at Fujian South East Shipyard (FSES) in Fuzhou, China.
The vessels christened were VOS Pride and VOS Prime, two multi-purpose platform-supply vessels (MPSV), plus VOS Glamour, VOS Glory and VOS Gorgeous, three 60 m field-support vessels (FSV).
VOS Pride was named by Mrs Rie Nakajima, wife of Mr Koichi Nakajima, Deputy President, Director and Executive Officer of Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation.
Godmother of VOS Prime is Mrs Ellen Niemeijer, wife of Mr Ronald Niemeijer, Vroon Head HRM.
VOS Glamour was christened by Mrs Renza Stanga, aunt of Vroon's Managing Director, Coco Vroon.
VOS Glory's godmother is Mrs Carina Doggen, partner of Mr Rudy Snouwaert, who is Operational Accounting Supervisor at Vroon Ship Management B.V. and has been a Vroon employee since 1978.
VOS Gorgeous was christened by Mrs Mirei Notebaart, partner of Vroon's Managing Director, Coco Vroon.
VOS Pride and VOS Prime are the first MPSVs 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 sq.m that 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 Khiam Chuan Marine (KCM) design. KCM, Vroon's Newbuilding Engineering Department, the world-renowned yacht designer KER Yacht Design & Engineering and Force Technology in Copenhagen worked closely together to fully optimize the design in order to ensure favorable 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 used.
VOS Glamour, VOS Glory and VOS Gorgeous are the first three vessels in a series of four FSVs being built at the shipyard for Vroon. They feature a revolutionary, wave-piercing bow shape.
All five vessels will be delivered to the company in the next few months, with the MPSVs to be operated in South-East Asia by VOS Singapore and the ERRVs heading for the North Sea, where they will be managed by VOS Aberdeen.
The company has ordered a total of 22 offshore-support vessels at Fujian Southeast, with delivery between 2014 and 201