Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) Aberdeen has secured contracts with oil and gas company Total E&P UK Ltd for three emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) for operations in the North Sea
VOS will deploy VOS Enterprise, VOS Prospector and VOS Vigilant to support Total’s North Sea operations in the Dunbar, Culzean and Elgin/Franklin Fields, respectively. The contracts, which will commence in June and July, are for an initial period of three years.
“This multi-year, multi-vessel award extends our long-standing partnership with Total,” said VOS in a press statement. “Over many years, we have provided Total with class-leading ERRV and platform supply vessel (PSV) services in the challenging environment of the North Sea.”
Continued VOS “We are delighted that Total continues to place confidence in Vroon’s services and modern, versatile vessels. We look forward to continuing our successful collaboration in the coming years.”
Built in 2010, VOS Enterprise is a Survivor-class Group B field support vessel, with 73 seats and 26 bunks for survivors and a hospital. With a length of 60 m, beam of 12.7 m and rescue draft of 4.5 m, the British-flag vessel is rated for a maximum of 300 survivors. VOS Prospector is also rated as a Survivor-class Group B field support vessel, while VOS Vigilant is rated as a Group A, meaning it is equipped to handle over 300 survivors. All three vessels were built at shipyards in Spain by Astilleros Zamakona.
VOS pointed out that sustainability and carbon reduction were key considerations for the charters. “With a fleet of extremely fuel-efficient diesel-electric ERRVs, we are committed not only to contributing to safe and efficient operations, but also to reducing our customers’ carbon footprints,” said VOS.
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