01 December 2017

Vroon walk-to-work vessel to support Borkum Riffgrund II commissioning work

We are pleased to announce that MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has awarded VOS Start with a contract to support the commissioning phase of the Borkum Riffgrund II offshore wind park from Spring 2018.

When commissioned in 2019, Borkum Riffgrund II will be one of the largest offshore-wind power plants in Germany with a capacity of 450 MW generated by 56 V164-8.0 MW turbines, supplying enough energy to power up to 460,000 households.

The award underlines the strong relationship between Vroon and MHI Vestas and is a recognition of the service quality being delivered by VOS Start and her crew to the MHI Vestas team in the context of the commissioning of the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm since August 2017.

VOS Start is a subsea-support walk-to-work vessel, fitted with a 50t active-heave-compensated crane, a Barge Master motion-compensated gangway for offshore personnel transfers and hotel-standard accommodation and office facilities for 60 passengers.

VOS Start is Vroon’s first walk-to-work vessel purpose built to support offshore operations in today’s Renewable Energy industry and walk-to-work projects in the Oil & Gas industry. Her sister, VOS Stone, was delivered to the company during the summer and will enter the market during the coming weeks.


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