BP takes five Vroon ERRVs on two-year support deal

Vroon Offshore Services has been awarded a two-year contract with BP Exploration & Production to provide emergency response and rescue vessels supporting operations in the North Sea and West of Shetland.

The contract has options to extend to five years and utilises five Vroon’s ERRVs, the VOS Fabulous, VOS Vigilant, VOS Innovator, VOS Discovery and VOS Fairness.

Craig Harvie, managing director of Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen, commented: “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, valued-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 operating in the challenging North Sea environment.”

Vroon has a fleet of 40 standby and emergency response and rescue vessels amongst its offshore fleet of over 100 vessels.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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