VARD is one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels. Here you can read articles and stories from the world of VARD.
North Star contracts VARD for up to four new offshore wind farm commissioning vessels
VARD is pleased to announce that it has signed new contracts for the design and construction of two commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) for the UK’s leading infrastructure support vessel operator North Star. The agreement also has an option for two additional ships, which could ultimately create a total of up to 200 new seafaring job opportunities across the CSOV fleet once operational.
VARD ZeroClass – Accelerate to Zero
One year ago at Nor-Shipping 2022 VARD launched ZeroClass. The first ready to order zero emission vessel series. The response has been beyond expectations. Many ZeroClass vessels are in concept development together with ambitious customers. Join us at Nor-Shipping 2023 to explore how we can accelerate your journey to a zero emission future.
The united department
We have met Odd-Einar Warholm, Department Manager Machinery. Having worked his whole life in VARD, starting as an apprentice. Show interest in the craftmanship is his advice.
KV "Bjørnøya" is nominated for Ship of The Year
KV "Bjørnøya" of the Jan Mayen clas, is part of VARD's prestigious project where the shipbuilder group is building three new coast guard vessels for the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency: KV "Jan Mayen”, KV "Bjørnøya” and KV "Hopen”.
REM signs contract with Vard Electro for a vessel retrofit project
Vard Electro has secured an order with REM to deliver a complete SeaQ Energy Storage System package for a vessel retrofit as the shipowner is proactively upgrading its fleet with hybrid power in pursuit of greener and safer operations with lower fuel costs.
Vard Electro moves ahead with DC distribution, signs multi-million-euro project with Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch
Vard Electro, a globally recognized provider of marine electrical systems, has signed a multi-million-euro agreement with Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch to supply full DC distribution systems along with its state-of-the-art protection devices.
Hurtigruten Norway’s Sea Zero project enters next phase to launch zero emission ship by 2030
Hurtigruten Norway, which is working towards its first zero emission ship by 2030, has kicked off an innovative research project in partnership with research institute SINTEF and 12 maritime partners. The new consortium is dedicated to developing innovative, zero-emission solutions for the future of passenger ships. Based on cutting-edge research, the partners aim to create the most energy-efficient and sustainable cruise ship ever built by 2030.
12 years of seizing opportunities
We had a chat with Kaja. The project manager who comes from the capital of Norway and decided to move to Ålesund and work in VARD after finishing her education. 12 years later, she is still working in VARD where she has seized the opportunities that have come her way.
VARD secures contract for the design and construction of one Cable Laying Vessel for NCT Offshore
VARD is pleased to announce that our VARD 9 01 design has once again been chosen for the construction of a Cable Laying Vessel. The contract for the design and construction of the newbuilding is with NCT Offshore in Denmark.
VARD and ULSTEIN in collaboration – bidding for frigate contract
Vard Group and Ulstein Verft, two of the major companies in the Norwegian maritime cluster, have teamed up to participate in the competition for the award of a strategic frame agreement for modification and maintenance of the Norwegian Armed Forces frigates in the Nansen class.