Nine VOS vessels operated in Egypt during Q2 supporting a gas field development
Vroon Offshore Service (VOS) reported that nine of its vessels have been deployed offshore Egypt to assisting the development of the Zohr gas field, which has 30Tn ft3 of gas reserves, the largest in the Mediterranean.
As part of the current scope of works performed by the VOS fleet, the 80-m, dynamic positioning (DP) class 2-capable platform supply vessels (PSVs) VOS Prime and VOS Prince are providing accommodation and passenger transfer duties a few miles offshore Egypt’s Port Said, assisting a construction support barge. The two PSVs host around 45 of the charterer’s personnel in double cabins and facilitate transfers on to the barge via a purpose-built boat landing.
A few miles to the north, sister vessel VOS Principle is supplying structures for offshore installations, working 24/7 in DP-mode.
Anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels VOS Chablis and VOS Champagne, each with 6,500 hp and DP 2 class, and VOS Thalassa, VOS Tethys, VOS Athos and VOS Hestia, each with 5,150 hp and DP 1 class, are performing towing and supply duties to various construction assets deployed in the Zohr campaign. The shallow draught design of AHTS vessels enables them to enter the port of El Maadya where most of the offshore construction material is fabricated.
Since its first vessel was fixed to Italy’s Saipem for the Sequoia project in the Mediterranean in 2007, VOS has accumulated 5,800 vessel-employed days in Egypt. Over the last 12 years, VOS has deployed 18 vessels in various operations, from straight supply to towing to subsea survey support. Over that time, the OSV owner has been supported by its Egyptian partner, Pan Marine Petroleum Services, which assists in compliance with Egyptian contractual regulations and delivers all local content necessary (crew and spares, provision supplies and port-agency services).