Den Helder, Netherlands, headquartered Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) is to dispose of three platform-supply vessels, with the aim of “right-sizing” its PSV fleet. The vessels, VOS Power, VOS Producer and VOS Prominence, were built between 2006 and 2007 and joined the Vroon fleet on delivery from the shipyard. Over the years, they have engaged in platform-supply operations for a large number of oil & gas operators in the North Sea.
All three vessels have been laid-up for some time in the north of the Netherlands.
“Although kept well maintained and in excellent technical condition throughout this period, the recent downturn in offshore Oil & Gas markets and continuing negative employment outlook resulted in a recent decision to divest the units,” says VOS.
The vessels will be repositioned from Harlingen to a specialized Netherland ship-recycling facility later this month. They will be dismantled in full compliance with both EU and national laws and all applicable international regulations and guidelines. Components and materials will be recovered in a safe and environmentally sound manner for re-processing and re-use to the largest extent possible.
VOS says it will continue to operate an extensive fleet of modern offshore-support vessels, including 17 PSVs, from offices in Aberdeen, Den Helder, Genoa and Singapore.