VROON Offshore Services (VOS) says it is well placed to capitalise on its market position.
The comments come in the directors’ report with the latest accounts of the Aberdeen firm, which provides emergency-response and rescue vessel services to the oil and gas industry.
Figures just released by Companies House show turnover in 2007 hit £35.13million, compared with almost £27million the year before, however, pre-tax profits on ordinary activities were £2.17million, against £3.65million in 2006.
The directors said they were satisfied with the results for the year. They added that a key business driver was diversification of product offering and geographical spread and, to this end, the company was committed to a vessel fleet replacement programme, having placed orders for a further four new-build pan-European field-support vessels during 2007 in addition to nine vessels ordered in the preceding two years.
During the year, the name of the company was changed from Viking Offshore Services to Vroon Offshore Services.
VOS said yesterday that, towards the end of this year, Dutch owner Vroon Group would combine its two Aberdeen offshore shipping firms, Vroon Offshore Services and Nomis Shipping.
As from January 1, all operations will be carried out under the Vroon Offshore Services banner.