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.
TSS PIONEER delivered
We are pleased to announce the delivery of Asia-first newbuild Taiwan-flagged Service Operation Vessel (SOV).
Ocean Infinity broadens remote fleet plans with order of 85m robotic vessels from VARD
Ocean Infinity has contracted VARD for the design and construction of a new series of six multi-purpose offshore vessels, all of which will be operated from shore and will eventually utilise green ammonia as fuel.
SEAONICS launches a new all-electric gangway for the offshore wind market
SEAONICS accelerates the trend towards electrification and autonomous operations in the renewable offshore wind energy market with the launch of a brand new, all-electric and autonomous gangway that makes all cargo and personnel handling greener and safer.
VARD secures contract for one stern trawler for Nergård Havfiske
VARD is pleased to announce that it has secured a new contract for the design and construction of one stern trawler for Nergård Havfiske, the fishing arm of the Nergård group in Norway. The contract value is in excess of NOK 500 million.
Viking Octantis delivered
We are pleased to announce the delivery of Viking Octantis, the first of two expedition vessels from VARD to Viking.
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.
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.
Designed for zero
People globally look to Norway for innovation in shipping, and at VARD we push the boundaries. We have been leveraging technology to boost performance across generations of ships. Smarter and more sustainable vessels are now the top priority for our customers, and we have put our design talents into blazing the trail to zero emission.
Countdown to zero emission is on!
Maritime sector needs to reduce its emissions by at least 95% by 2050. Current predictions is that zero emission vessels can be achieved by the end of the decade. We believe that with a dedicated effort by shipbuilders, ship owners, technology providers, energy companies, and regulators it can be done much faster. The countdown to launch has begun.