The construction of a series of six AHTS vessels for Vroon is underway at Fujian Southeast Shipyard
The construction of a series of six anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels for Vroon is currently underway at Fujian Southeast Shipyard (FSES) in Fuzhou, China, the company said in its press release.
The first of these vessels, VOS Challenge, was launched last week, while the keel-laying ceremony for VOS Chance, number three in the series, took place this Monday, 30 November 2015.
These AHTS vessels are based on designs developed by Vroon’s Performance and Engineering Department, reflecting client specifications, market requirements and our substantial in-house offshore experience. The 65m vessels incorporate 425m2 clear-deck space and hotel-type accommodation for 39 crew and clients. They are SPS coded and equipped with FiFi 1, DP-2, class-leading anchor-handling and towing winch (1,500m x 64mm) and 85-ton bollard pull. In addition, they boast 2x 10-ton super-silent bow-tunnel thrusters and 1x 8-ton stern thruster, for greater manoeuvrability. The vessels are fuel efficient and comply with all latest safety requirements.
VOS Challenge is scheduled for delivery to the Company in spring 2016, with her sister vessels following later in the year. All six vessels will operate in SouthEast Asia.