Vroon Offshore Services and Ampelmann announced earlier today that VOS Stone, latest addition to Vroon’s offshore-support fleet, will be mobilised with an Ampelmann A-400 gangway system to engage in walk-to-work operations during the array cabling and commissioning of the Arkona Offshore Windfarm in the Baltic Sea from Spring 2018.

VOS Stone mobilised with Ampelmann A-400 gangway system
Caption: Offshore support vessel VOS Stone - Image courtesy of Vroon

The A-400 gangway system combines the established motion-compensation technology of Ampelmann’s A-type system with a new, wider gangway and an elevator which allows for a stepless flow of people and cargo trolleys between the vessel’s main deck and the offshore asset. This project further strengthens the long-standing partnership between Vroon and Ampelmann.

VOS STONE - IMO 9730517
Caption: Offshore support vessel VOS Stone - Image courtesy of Vroon

VOS Stone is a newbuilding subsea-support walk-to-work vessel designed to deliver safe and highly versatile support services to the offshore Renewable and Oil & Gas industries, being equipped with a 50-ton active heave-compensated crane, high-standard accommodation and recreational facilities for 60 client personnel.

Source: Vroon