VARD, a major global designer and shipbuilder of specialized vessels, has announced contracts with Norwegian shipping company Rem Offshore for two Construction Service Operations Vessels (CSOVs) with an option for two additional vessels. The contracts for the two vessels total 100 million euros.
The CSOVs are ideal for service and maintenance operations at offshore wind farms. VARD’s 4 19 design is a versatile platform for offshore wind farm support, with a focus on onboard logistics, security, and comfort.
VARD is set to deliver the first vessel in the first half of 2023. It will be delivered from VARD in Norway, while Vard Tung in Vietnam will deliver the second vessel in 2024.
“We are proud to be chosen as the preferred partner for Rem Offshore in this exciting project, and we are looking forward to working together with their team. These contracts confirm VARD’s leadership in the CSOV market, both in terms of innovative ship design, breakthrough technologies and shipbuilding quality,” said VARD CEO Alberto Maestrini.
With a length of 85 meters and a beam of 19.5 meters, the vessels will have a height-adjustable motion-compensated gangway with elevator system, a height-adjustable boat landing system, and a 3D-compensated crane. The CSOVs will accommodate 120 on board.
VARD’s specialized high-tech subsidiaries will be involved with major deliveries onboard, and in the vessels’ shipbuilding process.
“Rem Offshore has during the last few years increasingly focused attention on building a sustainable platform for growth in offshore wind. Our shareholders are driving this development together with our Rem colleagues onshore and offshore.
We are proud to continue our newbuild program in Norway and support the local maritime industry,” said Aage Remøy, chairman of Rem Offshore.
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