The VARD 4 19 design, developed by Vard Design in Ålesund. Illustration courtesy Vard

Vard to Construct Two Offshore Wind Operations Vessels for Rem Offshore

Mike Schuler
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August 11, 2021

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard has signed contracts for the design and construction of two Construction Service Operations (CSV) vessels for Rem Offshore, also of Norway.

The VARD 4 19 design, developed by Vard Design in Ålesund, serves as a versatile offshore windfarm operations support vessel, focusing on onboard logistics, security, comfort, and operability.

The two vessels come with a price tag of 100 million euros. The contracts include an option for two additional vessels.

The first vessel will be delivered from Vard in Norway in first half of 2023, while the hull will be built at Vard Braila in Romania. The second vessel will be built and delivered by Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam, scheduled for delivery in 2024.

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 also come with accommodations for 120 persons on board.

“Rem Offshore has during the last few years increasingly focused attention on building a sustainable platform for growth in offshore wind,” said Rem Offshore’s Chairman, Aage Remøy. “Our shareholders are driving this development together with our Rem colleagues onshore and offshore. We are proud to continue our newbuild programme in Norway and support the local maritime industry.”

“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,” added Vard CEO Alberto Maestrini commented.

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