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.
VARD ZeroClass – ready to act now
VARD has always forged new paths in response to market drivers and customer demand. In that spirit we are delighted to unveil our revolutionary VARD ZeroClass – our first range of zero emission smart vessels.
The Norwegian Coast Guard's newest vessel has arrived at VARD Langsten
KV Bjørnøya will now be equipped, tested, and completed before it is handed over to The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) in 2023.
TSS PIONEER delivered
We are pleased to announce the delivery of Asia-first newbuild Taiwan-flagged Service Operation Vessel (SOV).
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.
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 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.