Island Offshore orders innovative ocean energy construction vessel

Island Offshore has placed an order at Fincantieri Group member Vard for a 120 meter ocean energy construction vessel that includes options for two further vessels. The vessels will be built to a new Vard 3 25 design, developed for the offshore energy industry’s transition from oil and gas to renewables.

“We are proud to present the next generation OECVs with versatile capabilities that will ensure long-term employment as the energies of the ocean evolve,” said Island Offshore chairman Morten...

VIDEO: Ocean Charger marks a milestone

A Norwegian project seen as key to powering offshore wind vessels without using any energy sources outside the wind farm has reached another milestone. Called the Ocean Charger Concept, the project was awarded NOK 38 million through the Norwegian Government’s Green Platform Initiative in December 2022.

“We are carrying out the largest restructuring of the Norwegian economy ever,” said Norwegian Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Jan Christian Vestre at that time. “Everything will become...

Norwind and Navigare back at Vard for a fifth CSOV

Ålesund, Norway, headquartered Norwind Offshore and Copenhagen, Denmark, headquartered Navigare Capital Partners have signed a contract with Fincantieri’s Vard subsidiary for the design and construction of a customized commissioning service operations vessel (CSOV). They also have options for an additional two vessels

This is the fifth CSOV vessel that Norwind Offshore and Navigare Capital Partners have contracted with Vard since October 2021. In addition, the group has previously converted a...

Vard wins $200 million Toyo Construction cable layer contract

Fincantieri reports that its Norwegian subsidiary Vard has signed a contract worth more than $200 million to design and construct a hybrid-powered cable-laying and construction vessel for Japan’s Toyo Construction.

The hull will be built at the Vard Tulcea shipyard in Romania and will be outfitted and delivered from one of Vard’s shipyards in Norway in second quarter 2026.

The DP2 vessel will be built to VARD 9 15 design, a design developed to meet Toyo Construction’s requirements to cater for...

Atlantic Towing selects Vard Electro for implementation of battery technology to reduce Green House Gas emissions

Atlantic Towing selects Vard Electro for implementation of battery technology to reduce Green House Gas emissions

Atlantic Shrike

Ålesund, Norway / Vancouver, Canada, 13 July 2021 – Vard Electro is pleased to announce the award of the contract for an innovative hybrid battery power system with Atlantic Towing to be integrated on their vessel Atlantic Shrike. Atlantic Towing is the first company to implement this multiple mode application of battery technologies on a single vessel in the Canadian...

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