Offshore – 3 Vroon Offshore Services Platform Supply Vessels for recycling – 16.09.2020

On Wednesday 16th September, 2020 it was announced that Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) has decided to dispose of three platform supply vessels (PSV), with the aim of “right-sizing” her PSV fleet. All 3 vessels joined the Vroon fleet on delivery from the shipyard and over the years, they have engaged in platform supply operations for a large number of Oil & Gas operators in the North Sea.

They are the 2006 Chinese built 2,810 GRT platform supply vessel VOS POWER of which she was built as POWER EXPRESS and in 2011 she was renamed to VOS POWER.

Here entering Grand Harbour, Malta back to 12th August, 2009 as POWER EXPRESS.

The 2006 Chinese built 2,810 GRT platform supply vessel VOS PRODUCER.

VOS PRODUCER underway offshore Sicily back to 4th January, 2013.

And the 2007 Chinese built 3,648 GRT platform supply vessel VOS PROMINENCE. All three were built by Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard at Zhenjiang in China.

VOS PROMINENCE leaving Aberdeen, Scotland (UK) back in 14th February, 2012 – Photo by our correspondent, the late Barry Standerline.

All vessels had 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.

The vessels will be repositioned from Harlingen to a specialised Dutch ship recycling facility during the second half of this month. Here they will be dismantled in full compliance with both EU/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.

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Published – Saturday 19th September, 2020