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21 April 2016

VOS Sugar christened in IJmuiden

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We are delighted to announce that our SSV VOS Sugar has been christened in a ceremony held earlier today, Thursday 21 April, in IJmuiden. The vessel was named by Mrs Monita Horn, Operations and Chartering Administrator at Vroon Offshore Services Den Helder.



VOS Sugar is a DP2, SPS-coded, 68-metre subsea-support vessel (SSV) and one of two newbuilding SSVs to have been constructed at Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding in China. VOS Sugar arrived in Amsterdam earlier this month. Following installation of an active heave-compensated crane, she is now ready to start her first charter in the subsea-support market. For clients NDE, the vessel will perform dive operations and maintenance work on windmill foundations in an offshore windfarm in German waters.



To guarantee clients safe and easy access to the wind turbines, an on-board system has been installed that actively compensates vessel movement. In combination with an additional 8 metres in length, compared to earlier vessels, this contributes to better motion behaviour and a more stable platform. Her superior accommodation facilities, plus minimal noise and vibration levels, mean VOS Sugar “tops the charts” in the compact subsea vessel segment.



VOS Sugar’s crew has years of experience working in the subsea-support market for VOS. Their expertise and knowledge of offshore-wind parks is second to none. By sharing this knowledge and investigating new, efficient solutions that match client requirements, the crew can play an active role in ensuring successful operations for our clients and, most importantly, ensuring all clients and crew return home safely.



With the vessel being custom made to perform a variety of subsea and other offshore tasks and we are delighted that this first charter gives her the opportunity to combine both disciplines.



We wish VOS Sugar and all crew members safe and successful operations.



For more information regarding our subsea-support vessels – and the entire VOS Den Helder fleet – please contact our Chartering colleagues at chartering@nl.vroonoffshore.com .



VOS Sugar vessel particulars




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  • 18/04/2016 VOS Star joins Vroon fleet
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