Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) announced this week that it is to dispose of of its three platform-supply vessels (PSV); VOS Power, VOS Producer and VOS Prominence. The vessels will be recycled at a Dutch recycling facility.
The company states it is disposing of the three PSVs to “right-size” its PSV fleet. The vessels 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 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.
VOS will continue to operate an extensive fleet of modern offshore-support vessels, including 17 PSVs, from offices in Aberdeen, Den Helder, Genoa and Singapore. Source: VOS