Vroon Offshore Services vessel VOS Start is being chartered by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to support the commissioning phase of the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm in the German North Sea.

The project, which is expected to be commissioned in 2019, will comprise 56 V164-8.0MW turbines.

Vroon said the award underlines the strength of the relationship between the company and MHI Vestas. 

The two companies worked on commissioning of 40 V164-8.0MW turbines at the Walney 3 offshore wind farm off the coast of Cumbria in the UK.

The VOS Start is a subsea-support walk-to-work vessel fitted with a Barge Master motion-compensated gangway system and an active heave-compensated crane.

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