Aberdeen rescue-boat provider wins £-multi-million BP North Sea emergency contract

FABULOUS - one of 40 rescue vessels in the Vroon fleet
FABULOUS – one of 40 rescue vessels in the Vroon fleet

Under a new multi-million pound contract, Vroon Offshore is provide emergency response and rescue vessels 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 emergency and rescue boats from Vroon Offshore’s fleet of 40 vessels will provide the service to BP.

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 and office in Great Yarmouth, Vroon company employs 50 people onshore as well as 1,000 seafarers.

Craig Harvie, Managing Director of Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen, said: ““The significant investment in our fleet in recent years has cemented our position as a market leader in the North and the Irish seas.”

Meanwhile, pictured left are some of the 94 H-link connectors awaiting shipment from InterMoor’s facility in Aberdeen to help anchor the ‘Appomattox’ – Shell’s largest floating production ship in the Gulf of Mexico.

Specifically designed for deep-water application, the 7-tonne H-links were machined, assembled, tested and delivered from Aberdeen.

Approximately 800 tonnes of steel was used to manufacture the links, each of which has a minimum breaking strength of 2,675 t (5,896,900 lbs).

17 May 2018

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