VOS Start Almost Ready for Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm
Vroon’s first DP2 subsea-support walk-to-work (W2W) vessel, VOS Start, has arrived to Amsterdam and is currently preparing for her first offshore wind charter.
The vessel is now at Damen Shiprepair, where she will be mobilised with a motion-compensated gangway system and an active heave-compensated crane.
VOS Start will shortly be delivered to her first charterer, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, for the supply of offshore logistics support, accommodation and walk-to-work services during construction of the Walney Extension offshore wind farm.
DONG Energy’s wind farm is located in the Irish Sea, with installations of the turbines and commissioning scheduled to commence in summer 2017.
VOS Start’s sister vessel, VOS Stone, will be delivered to Vroon by Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding in China in the near future.
Another VOS vessel, VOS Prime, is currently being mobilised with an access system. VOS Prime will commence a charter later this month, supporting the planned maintenance campaign for a transformer station in the Dutch sector, Vroon said.