Netherlands based shipping company Vroon has taken delivery of a newly built platform supply vessel (PSV), VOS Partner. The vessel was handed over to Vroon on January 14 during a ceremony at Cosco Guangdong Shipyard in China.
The Dutch flagged VOS Partner is the third of six PX121-type PSVs being built at the shipyard for Vroon featuring the Ulstein-patented X-BOW design. Coincidentally, VOS Partner is the 100th vessel of Ulstein design.
The new ships for Vroon comply with ABS class requirements for dynamic-positioning system Class II (DPS-2) and reduced noise and vibration to satisfy HAB(WB). In combination with the X-BOW, these measures guarantee benefits to the charterer in operation and fuel efficiency, as well as higher comfort standards for the crew. With a length of 83.4 meters and a beam of 18 meters, the vessels provide 850 square meter deck space and a load capacity of 4,200 metric tons (dwt).
The three remaining PX121 vessels are due to be delivered over the course of 2016, all of which will operate under the management of Vroon Offshore Services.
VOS Partner left the Shipyard on her maiden voyage January 20.