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 delivered Norwind Offshore’s first vessel - Norwind Breeze goes straight into operation
VARD has delivered Norwind Breeze to Norwind Offshore in Ålesund. Norwind Breeze is a Service Operation Vessel (SoV) for offshore wind. The vessel was originally built as a platform supply vessel developed for the oil and gas market and has now been converted to a service operation vessel that will operate in the field of renewable energy for offshore wind farms.
VARD secures contract for one stern trawler for Deutsche Fischfang-Union
VARD is pleased to announce that it has secured a new contract for the design and construction of one stern trawler for Deutsche Fischfang-Union GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. The contract value is in excess of NOK 500 million.
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.
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.
Building competence for the future
VARD employees participate in pilot project for the continuing education of skilled workers.