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Vard Electro Canada Expands into USA

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November 24, 2020

Vancouver, BC – Release: November 24, 2020. For Immediate Release.

With Vard Electro Canada’s continuous growth, the company is pleased to announce the opening of new operations in US. Vard Electro US Inc. will be based in Houston, Texas, to serve the North American maritime industry, offering the same quality and expertise in marine electrical engineering, procurement solutions, and vessel system integration as Vard Electro is well known for world-wide.

Andrea Qualizza, General Manager for Vard Electro says; “Vard Electro has over decades served shipyards and shipowners all over the world. We have operated in the Canadian market since 2014, and we see there is a market for our services in the US. The establishment in Canada, and now in the United States, is important for us to be close to our customers.”

Andrea Qualizza, continues: “This has been a long time coming, and we at VARD and Fincantieri are very much looking forward to the opportunities with opening an office in the United States, that is aligned with our company vision to be the leading provider of sustainable system, by driving Fincantieri’s excellence in integration.” Vard Electro is a specialized subsidiary in the Vard Group majority owned by Fincantieri.

Working on expanding into the USA with Vard Electro over the past year, and for Vard Electro Canada to manage the US operations with their already North American presence and expertise in the market was a natural step for the company’s direction. The US location was chosen for centrality to better serve the US market, as well as others globally.

“Thanks to Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, Vard Electro Canada was able to grow to a successful business in just over 4 years,” says Pierre Poulain, Managing Director for Vard Electro Canada. “We have been looking to continue to grow our business south of the border for some time now. It is very exciting to be finally making the leap and opening our first US office in Houston. Our team is ready for the new opportunities this brings us, and we will continue to provide our trusted electrical engineering services and integrated solutions to our US and global clients.”

Vard Electro US Inc. will be located at 15995 North Barkers Landing, Suite 125, Houston, Texas, USA.

About Vard Electro

Vard Electro is a globally recognized and trusted provider and advisor of marine electrical systems. In close cooperation with the customer, Vard Electro offers effective and environmentally friendly solutions with a focus on optimization of the operational performance. This includes reliable and user-friendly systems and efficient service throughout the vessels’ lifetime. Vard Electro works with all established brands in the market, thereby giving customers smart solutions with a high degree of flexibility. 

Currently, Vard Electro has installed its equipment onboard more than 300 vessels, including complete systems for power management, propulsion, automation, and navigation. The company is strategically located across the world and operates globally.

About Vard Electro Canada

Vard Electro Canada delivers full-scale electrical engineering design, Specialized System Integration (SSI), and marine procurement for vessels in the marine industry. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is a subsidiary of Vard Electro AS based in Norway. Vard Electro Canada is proud to be a contributor on Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) for new ship construction and are the designated Electrical Engineering Design Centre of Excellence for Government Vessels within Vard Group.

About SeaQ®

Conforming to the highest industry standards, every SeaQ® product and solutions can be delivered individually or as part of a larger integrated package, contributing to the competitiveness of VARD and meeting market needs and expectations. Vard Electro’s product range consists of the product groups; SeaQ® Bridge, SeaQ® Power and SeaQ® Control.


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