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11 November 2019

VOS Start operating for new client in Belgian waters



Our dedicated walk-to-work (W2W) vessel VOS Start is currently operating for Parkwind in the Northwester 2 Wind Farm. Located near the Belgian Coast, Northwester 2 is the seventh project to be constructed in the Belgian North Sea and Parkwind’s fourth project. The Northwester 2 Farm will comprise 23 Vestas turbines, with a total capacity of 219 MW.


All operations are being conducted from the port of Ostend, Belgium, with VOS Start on duty 24/7, safely deploying service teams to the wind turbines. These operations are carried out via a gangway or by crew-transfer vessel (CTV).


VOS Start’s capabilities facilitate the provision of not only W2W services, but also supply duties that are normally carried out by platform-supply vessels (PSV). This helps streamline operations and reduce costs for the client. For this charter, VOS Start has been fitted with a three-dimensional motion-compensation system (3D Tip), with a lift capacity of up to 5 tons.


VOS Start and her sister VOS Stone are modern vessels, purpose built for Vroon in 2017 to support offshore operations in the Renewable and Oil & Gas industries. Both are equipped with motion-compensated offshore gangways and 50T active-heave-compensated cranes. A covered warehouse on the main-deck level enhances versatility for cargo handling, passenger transfers or subsea-support operations.


VOS Stone and VOS Start provide hotel-type accommodation for up to 60 client personnel, with comfortable cabins, fully equipped office space, WI-FI connection and recreation facilities that include both a cinema and a gym.


We wish VOS Start and all crew members continued safe and successful operations.


Interested in learning more about our VOS Den Helder fleet? Feel free to contact our Chartering colleagues at chartering@nl.vroonoffshore.com.




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