Vroon receives new FSV vessel from Fujian South East Shipyard

23 April 2015 (Last Updated April 23rd, 2015 18:30)

Vroon Offshore Services has taken delivery of its new field-support vessel (FSV), VOS Gorgeous, from Fujian South East Shipyard (FSES) in Fuzhou, China.

VOS Gorgeous

Vroon Offshore Services has taken delivery of its new field-support vessel (FSV), VOS Gorgeous, from Fujian South East Shipyard (FSES) in Fuzhou, China.

The new vessel is part of an order made for a total of 22 offshore-support vessels at Fujian Southeast. They are scheduled for delivery between up to 2016.

VOS Gorgeous is a 60m-long FSV, the third in a series of four being built at the Vroon shipyard.

Featuring a wave-piercing bow shape, the new-build will be deployed in the North Sea under a long-term charter. The vessel will be managed by Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen.

The naming ceremony of VOS Gorgeous took place in November last year.

"The new-build will be deployed in the North Sea under a long-term charter."

In March this year, Vroon Offshore Services received VOS Chablis from Fujian Funing Shipyard.

VOS Chablis is a Focal-680-design 6,500BHP AHTS vessel from Focal Marine, equipped with DP-2, two x 10t bow thrusters and one x 8t stern thruster. It has a bollard pull of 92t and provides accommodation for a total of 50 persons.

The shipping firm received its sister VOS Champagne in late 2014, and is currently deployed on a long-term charter in Thailand.

In December 2014, Vroon awarded a contract to China’s Cosco Shipyard to build a seventh livestock carrier. The vessel will have a cargo capacity of about 4,500m² and will be have a cruising range of 18,000nm.


Image: Vroon Offshore Services’ new field-support vessel VOS Gorgeous. Photo: courtesy of Vroon.