BP awards Vroon Offshore Services multi-ship contract
Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen has been awarded a long-term contract with BP.
Under the multi-million-pound contract, Vroon Offshore will provide emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) to support BP’s on-going and future operations in the North Sea and West of Shetland. The contract is for two years with the option to extend to five.
Five modern, purpose-built ERRVs from Vroon Offshore’s versatile fleet of forty vessels will provide the service to BP. They are the VOS Fabulous, VOS Vigilant, VOS Innovator, VOS Discovery and VOS Fairness.
Craig Harvie, Managing Director of Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen, said: “The award of this major contract strengthens our relationship with BP with whom we have worked for many years. It underlines the confidence our customers place in our safe, value-added and cost-effective approach.
“The significant investment in our fleet in recent years has cemented our position as a market leader in the UK Continental Shelf and the Irish Sea. With this modern and versatile fleet and highly qualified, experienced colleagues, we are committed to providing safe, reliable and cost-effective services which meet the needs of our customers who operate in some of the challenging North Sea environment.”
Vroon Offshore Services operates a diverse fleet of 40 ERRVs. A major part of the fleet has cargo-carrying capabilities, while some vessels have towage and tanker-assist features. With its own rescue-craft maintenance workshop in Montrose an office in Great Yarmouth, for local support, the company employs 50 people onshore and 1,000 seafarers.