Darlington-based offshore contractor Modus has chartered a 2012-built multipurpose offshore support vessel, VOS Sweet, from Vroon Offshore Services.
The vessel has been booked to support a contract for pipeline inspection work in the Dutch North Sea sector and is set to be mobilised from the Modus Middlesbrough marine base on June 30.
The Dutch-flagged ship will be fitted with a Modus hybrid autonomous underwater vehicle (HAUV), a full survey spread for pipeline and geophysical surveys, and a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Upon completion of the contract, Modus said it will have some availability by mid-July.
“The charter of VOS Sweet means we can continue to build on our in-house expertise and offer a flexible, high-quality and reliable service that reaffirms our continuing commitment to the energy industry for the provision of high tech, smart solutions. With it, additional work streams and a new client base will be opened to us,” said Mike Arnold, chief commercial officer at Modus.