During recent days, on Saturdays 16 and 23 July, VOS Princess and VOS Principle have both left Fujian Southeast Shipyard in China at the start of their maiden voyages.
VOS Princess and VOS Principle are KCM-80m platform-supply vessels (PSV) and part of a series of eight being built at the Shipyard for Vroon. They have an SPS code and are equipped with full (under-deck) supply capabilities that include stainless-steel tanks for the carriage of methanol. They provide accommodation and work space for a total complement of 52 persons (client staff and up to 14 crew members). The unique vessel concept, based on a design by Khiam Chuan Marine (KCM), provides free deck space of 750 m2.
KCM, Vroon’s Newbuilding Performance & Engineering Department, the world-renowned yacht designer KER Yacht Design & Engineering and Force Technology in Copenhagen worked closely together, fully optimising the design to ensure favourable motion and sea-keeping ability plus efficient fuel consumption (both in DP mode and during transit). Making use of RANS CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) combined with neural network optimisation techniques, hundreds of shapes were analysed. The consequent modifications of bow-thruster fairings and hull shape have resulted in significant savings compared to the original design.
Both vessels will be managed by Vroon Offshore Services.