Vard Brattvaag

Vard Brattvaag is located in Brattvåg, a village and settlement in Ålesund municipality in Møre & Romsdal county in Norway.

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As well as undertaking final outfitting and commissioning on hulls stemming from our facilities in Romania, Vard Brattvaag also does ship repair and conversions on everything from complex offshore vessels to ferries and fishing vessels.

Established in 1949, the ship yard has been part of VARD since 1993 and has a solid reputation for high quality and successful completion of demanding shipbuilding projects.

The wide variety of ships it has delivered – including OSVs, fishing vessels, specialized vessels, ferries, car carriers, and, more recently, autonomous electric vessels – is clear proof of its dynamic diversification and enduring competitiveness over the past 70 years.


  • Modern facilities with excellent logistics.
  • Compact shipyard with short walking distances between quayside, workshops, and warehouse.
  • Good crane capacity. Two of the quay cranes serve the whole length of the yard area (more than 320 meters in total). Joint lifting / pair lifting is carried out for extra-heavy loads.
  • Flexible cost base with adjustable manning capacity.
  • Close to hotels, rental accommodation, and shopping facilities, and a short drive from Ålesund airport.
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Yard Capacities


  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISPS port

General information

  • Number of employees: 115
  • Established: 1949
  • Total yard area: 20 500m²


  • Total length main quay: 275 m​
  • Depth: 10-12 m, 6,5 - 7 m minimum

Outfitting hall

  • Capacity: 1 672 m²
  • Crane capacities: 3 x 20 t, Press, cutting machine for profiles, plasma cutting machine, rolling machine.


  • 2 x 50 t + 1 x 60 t


  • 2 500 kW / 220 V​
  • 3 000 kW / 415 V
  • 2 x 400 ap x 690v 60 hz ​
  • 2 x 400 ap x440vx50hz


  • Piping workshop
    Capacity: 1 500 m²
    Crane capacities: 1 x 25 t + 2 x 6.3 t
  • Carpentry workshop
    240 m²
  • Mechanical workshop
    Capacity. 300 m²​
    Crane capacities: 1 x 25 t + 2 x 6.3 t​
    Lathes: 2
    Cutting machine: 1​
    Drill press: 1
    Line Drilling Machinery Tools for 500mm diameter


  • Insulated warehouse: 800 m²
  • Uninsulated warehouse: 800 m²

Underwater drone

  • 1000 ft. Depth rating
  • Mobile quick launching
  • High resolution images and videos
  • Quick report handling

Lodging facilities

  • Good canteen and wardrobe capacity
  • Rigg area with 600 single rooms with en-suite bathroom
  • Brattvåg Fjordhotell nearby the shipyard. Click here to visit the hotel's website.

Additional information

  • Independent office building with office accommodation for 22 subcontractors
  • 750 m² covered storage space


Arnt Inge Gjerde

Yard Director Vard Søviknes & Vard Brattvaag


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Per Stian Reitan

Production Manager

Vard Brattvaag


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Bjørn Hellebust

Sales Manager

Vard Group AS, Headquarters


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