The future of ships
VARD is one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels. These articles, presented as the future of ships is stories from the world of VARD.
Optimized for zero
Designing for zero is a race for energy conservation and operational performance. Today you can fill a conventional vessel with enough fuel oil to last for months, but alternative zero fuels all have significantly lower energy density. This means we have to design ships to do more with less.
New yard director at Vard Brattvaag
Arnt Inge Gjerde has been appointed as the new yard director at Vard Brattvaag. Arnt Inge is also yard director at Vard Søviknes and are now leading both shipyards.
VARD secures contract for one cable laying vessel for Prysmian Group
VARD is pleased to announce that we have secured a new contract for the design and construction of one Cable Laying Vessel for Prysmian Group in Italy. The contract value amounts to approximately euro 200 million.
VARD wins new North Star contract for an additional SOV to operate on Dogger Bank Wind Farm
VARD is pleased to announce that it has secured a new contract for the design and construction of one Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for North Star Group in the UK. The vessel of VARD 4 12 design will be the fourth SOV to be delivered from VARD to North Star for operation on the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea.
Normand Maximus – "A fantastic work platform"
For the first time in six years, Normand Maximus is at quay awaiting new assignments coming up soon. We have had a chat with the captain himself, Geir Ove Olsen, on his experience being onboard the vessel since the very beginning.
Naming ceremony of new Norwegian Coast Guard vessel at Vard Langsten
The Norwegian Minister of Justice and Public Security, Emilie Enger Mehl named the Norwegian Coast Guard's new vessel KV Jan Mayen at Vard Langsten in Tomrefjord, Norway 16th November 2022.
VARD signs contracts with Norwind Offshore
VARD is delighted to announce contracts of the design and construction of two Commissioning Service Operations Vessels (CSOVs) with options for two additional vessels, and the sales and conversion of one Platform Supply Vessel to be converted to a Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for Norwind Offshore in Ålesund, Norway. The contracts for the firm three vessels have an indicative total value of NOK 1.4 billion.
Hurtigruten Norway ready for next stage in innovative zero-emission ship project
After announcing plans to build their first zero emission ship by 2030, Hurtigruten Norway has now secured leading tech partnerships and applied for funds to embark on a research project to develop their groundbreaking zero-emission ships.
Viking Polaris delivered
We are proud to announce that VARD has delivered Viking Polaris, the second of two ice-strengthened expedition vessels from VARD to Viking.
Siem Offshore orders SeaQ Energy Storage System from Vard Electro
Vard Electro will deliver its largest battery package to date for a vessel retrofit as the Norwegian shipowner proactively upgrades its fleet with hybrid power in pursuit of greener and safer operations with lower fuel costs.
VARD has established an advisory board to support executive management
VARD, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that it has established an Advisory Board to support the executive management.
SEAONICS’ all-electrical gangway chosen by Norwind Offshore
SEAONICS have signed contracts to deliver two all-electric gangways to VARD and Norwind Offshore.
Ocean Infinity project highlights VARD’s strength as a fully integrated shipbuilder
VP Sales and Marketing Christian Utvik gives an inside look at a unique case and how VARD’s long experience as a quality shipbuilder with a ‘seamless’ value chain is defining its approach.
Stepping up investment for autonomous ship operations
Vard Electro aims to facilitate a new generation of larger robotic vessels with the launch of SeaQ Remote to provide centralized remote operation of automated ship control systems and deck machinery in support of lean crewing, lower costs, safety and sustainability.