(TRADE NEWSWIRE): Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) new Subsea Support Vessel was named at Oranjewerf Shiprepair Amsterdam, part of Damen Shipyards Group, on February8th, 2013, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.
In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Communications Advisor, Damen Shipyards Group, Jan-Hein Reeringh, said the vessel called at Oranjewerf early January after a voyage from China to The Netherlands to undergo a series of modifications at the shipyard.
The new vessel is named after a Rolling Stones song. Among the various modifications Oranjewerf executed are the installation of a 24 tonnes crane and a fully equipped workplace in the aft. Further work included the positioning of an additional mast, a new High Precision Acoustic Positioning (HiPAP) sonar,aHadex unit with UV filters (a continuous disinfectant for drinking water) and various pipe laying work. After the naming ceremony at Oranjewerf the ship is now fit for deployment as a Subsea Support Vessel.
Since 45 years Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) has rendered many and varied maritime and offshore services. Having a fleet of over 100 vessels, the company can be considered as a leading player in operational areas in the North Sea, South-Europe and South-East Asia. Oranjewerf and VOS have a long standing business relationship, which ensured the successful completion of this project.
Oranjewerf Shiprepair Amsterdam
Oranjewerf is a Damen yard. As such it is one of the larger shipyards in The Netherlands. The shipyard’s core business is docking, repair, conversion and regular maintenance of vessels and floating material for the deepsea and inland navigation sectors. The shipyard does construction jobs and mechanic operational work as well.
“In fact, we are a jack of all trades. We can meet demands of our principals anyway, anytime”, Oranjewerf commercial manager Jeen van der Werf concluded.
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group (est. 1927) operates more than 50 shipyards, repair yards and related companies worldwide. Damen employs over 7,000 people in 35 countries, has delivered over 5,000 vessels since 1969 and delivers some 150 vessels annually to worldwide customers. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept and short delivery times, Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale value, proven technology and reliable performance. Damen offers a wide range of products, including: tugs, workboats, patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, offshore support vessels, oil-spill response vessels, frigates and super yachts. For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of Services, such as Lifecycle Maintenance Services, Customer Finance, Training and transfer of (shipbuilding) knowledge.
In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 14 ship repair & conversion yards worldwide, most of which are conveniently located along the North Sea coast from Brest (France) to Gothenburg (Sweden). Damen Shiprepair & Conversion operates more than 35 drydocks of all types and sizes and offers onsite/onboard repair services. Conversion projects range from refitting small fishing vessels into private yachts to the complete conversion or rebuilding of large jack-up rigs.