VARD Signs Contract with Windward Offshore for Two Additional CSOVs
VARD and Windward Offshore, a consortium led by ASSC´s offshore arm SeaRenergy Group in Germany have signed a contract for the design and construction for two additional hybrid Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV).
With this contract, Windward executes the options included in the initial two vessel contract signed in October 2023.
With this order Windward Offshore takes the next important step in providing integrated offshore wind solutions for their clients and supporting the significant global need for offshore wind energy and energy infrastructure, whilst also being a testament to VARDs newbuilding expertise and extensive track record in this sector.
The founding partners driving Windward Offshore's innovative venture are SeaRenergy Offshore, Blue Star Group, Diana Shipping Inc., and SeraVerse. Together, they are united by a shared vision of pioneering excellence in the offshore wind sector.
Signing the contract. From the left Christoph Geck-Schlich – Managing Director Windward Offshore, Runar Vågnes – SVP Sales & Marketing in VARD, Dr. Benjamin Vordemfelde – Managing Director Windward Offshore. (Image credit: VARD)
“Windward Offshore is pleased to announce the execution of the options for two further VARD 4 19 CSOVs, expanding our initial two vessel order to four vessels, and continuing our trusted relationship with VARD. All of our vessels are designed to be equipped with the latest eco-friendly technologies with the goal of minimizing environmental impact and offering the highest safety standards to ensure safe and sustainable offshore operations, says Benjamin Vordemfelde,” Managing Director Windward Offshore.