KV Jan Mayen

Coastal guard for the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA).

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KV Jan Mayen is the first of three new coast guard vessels that VARD is building for The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA). The hull was built at Vard Tulcea in Romania and outfitted and tested at Vard Langsten in Norway.

KV Jan Mayen will secure Norway's interests in the northern regions. The new coastguard vessel will strengthen Norway’s operational capability throughout Norway's area of interest.

The number of Norwegian suppliers to the KV Jan Mayen class is large and contributes to further developing national competence and capacity within the maritime industry. Through good cooperation with Vard Langsten, the project has used Norwegian expertise and experience to combine the best of Norwegian and international parties and suppliers to build the vessel.

The new tailor-made vessel is developed for worldwide operations in all weather and sea conditions, both inshore and offshore. Specially designed to withstand operations in demanding arctic areas, the new coast guard vessels have ice-strengthened hull and ice-class notation and built according to the latest requirements for such specialized vessels.

Build specifications

The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA).

ship owner

Vard Langsten

outfitting yard

Vard Tulcea

hull yard

May 2023


LMG Marin




Technical specifications

136.4 m

length overall

22 m

breadth moulded

100 pers