Dutch delivery firm Vroon has accomplished its sale of 40 offshore vessels as a part of a beforehand introduced restructuring.

Going ahead, Vroon will give attention to deep-sea transport and emergency response and rescue with a fleet of 65 vessels comprised of livestock carriers, product tankers, high-heat tankers, and emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV).

Britoil Offshore Companies from Singapore acquired 30 OSVs, together with the supporting places of work in Singapore and Genua. Norwegian GEOS bought 5 OSVs, and Rederij Groen from the Netherlands took over two OSVs.

Vroon introduced plans to promote a part of its offshore fleet to scale back debt and enhance its monetary place in June as a part of a monetary restructuring and strategic reorganization. The restructuring resulted within the majority possession being transferred to lenders, with the Vroon household retaining solely a small curiosity, and the set up of a brand new administration workforce.

Vroon’s offshore fleet comprised anchor-handling tug provide vessels (ATHS), platform provide vessels (PSVs), service operation/walk-to-work vessels (SOV), and subsea help vessels, and upkeep working/lodging vessels.

The sale of vessels and supporting places of work by Vroon was largely profitable, with nearly the whole workforce being transferred to the brand new homeowners. Nevertheless, the workplace in Den Helder will likely be closed in 2024.

Vroon says it plans to construct on its 130-plus years of expertise, specializing in its specialised deepsea fleet of tankers, livestock carriers, and emergency response vessels. The fleet will embody over 65 trendy and well-maintained vessels, with help from 1,400 extremely skilled workers.

“With Britoil, GEOS and Rederij Groen, we now have discovered stable new dwelling ports for our offshore-support colleagues and fleet,” mentioned Vroon CEO Martijn Schouten. “Along with the brand new homeowners, we are going to deal with a clean and seamless handover of our vessels, crews and supporting places of work to make sure continuity for our clients. These transactions mark the ultimate conclusion of an intensive course of and the start of a brand new chapter for Vroon. I want to specific my honest thanks for the dedication and contributions of our seafarers and workers. The “new” Vroon will proceed to give attention to being a global delivery firm, delivering operational excellence in area of interest markets. ”