VARD's cutting edge vessel for Norwind Offshore named Norwind Gale

VARD is proud to present the CSOV (Commissioning Service Operation Vessel) Norwind Gale to Norwind Offshore. The vessel was named in Aalesund, 12 June.

12. June 2023

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The naming ceremony took place in the center of Ålesund in front of VARD’s headquarters.

This is the first of four newbuild CSOV’s VARD is delivering to Norwind Offshore. Norwind Offshore is a relative newly established ship owning company that will offer specialized vessels designed for advanced maritime operations in the development and service of the offshore wind sector.

The CSOVs are tailor-made for world-wide services, support, and maintenance operations at offshore wind farms. The VARD 4 19 design, developed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway, is a highly versatile platform for all offshore windfarm support operations, focusing on onboard logistics, security, comfort, and superior operability. The vessel is equipped to provide services during both construction, operation, and maintenance of offshore windfarms.

Delighted for the delivery

- We are delighted to finally again take delivery of a newbuild from Vard, says CEO of Norwind Offshore, Svein Leon Aure

The first one in Norwind Offshore’s history, but in good company with 70 other offshore vessels that we previously have taken delivery from Vard. This marks an important milestone to us, and we are really looking forward to putting this high-tech purpose-built CSOV into to operation.


Again, Vard has delivered efficiently and to our expectation, and we appreciate the good corporation between the companies

– Svein Leon Aure, CEO Norwind Offshore

The 85-metre vessel has a beam of 19.5 meters and is equipped with a height-adjustable and 3D motion-compensated gangway with elevator system, a height-adjustable boat landing system, and is prepared for battery solutions. The CSOV have accommodation for 87 persons on board, with possibility to increase to 120 persons.

Torgeir Haugan is Senior Vice President for Sales in VARD and has been responsible for the commercial process for the Norwind project. He congratulates Norwind with Norwind Gale:

- I am proud to see the result and believe that Norwind Gale will be a great asset for Norwind Offshore and their stakeholders.

We in VARD are very pleased that Norwind came to us to design and build their next generation CSOV. This can be done in the shortest possible time because of our focus on flexibility and efficient logistic.

We have developed this vessel with focus on design recognisition and fuel efficiency to enable sustainable business at sea and wish her and her crew safe sailing on the seven seas.

Norwind Gale

The hull of Norwind Gale was built at Vard Braila in Romania and outfitted and finalized at Vard Brattvaag in Norway.

VARD 4 19 Norwind Gale for Norwind Offshore