Vroon to recycle platform supplier trio
Dutch provider of offshore support vessels Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) has decided to dispose of three platform-supply vessels (PSVs), with the aim of “right-sizing” its PSV fleet.
Vroon said on Wednesday that the vessels in question were the VOS Power, VOS Producer, and VOS Prominence.
All of the vessels were built between 2006 and 2007 and joined the Vroon fleet on delivery from the shipyard.
According to Vroon, they have engaged in platform-supply operations for a large number of oil and gas operators in the North Sea during their time with the company. Vroon added that 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 and gas markets and continuing negative employment outlook resulted in a recent decision to divest the units”, the company stated.
The vessels will be repositioned from Harlingen to a specialised Dutch ship-recycling facility during the second half of this month. There they will be dismantled in full compliance with EU and Dutch laws and all applicable international regulations and guidelines.
Components and materials will be recovered in an environmentally sound manner for re-processing and re-use to the largest extent possible.
Following the recycling of the three PSVs, Vroon will still have 17 platform suppliers which are operated from the company’s offices in Aberdeen, Den Helder, Genoa, and Singapore.