VARD to Design and Construct Offshore Wind CSOV for Norwind Offshore

VARD to Design and Construct Offshore Wind CSOV for Norwind Offshore
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VARD is pleased to announce it has signed a contract with Navigare Capital Partners, in close corporation with Norwind Offshore, for the design and construction of one tailor-made Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (CSOV). The parties have also agreed on new options for two additional vessels.

VARD 4 19 design

The new vessel is of VARD 4 19 design, developed by Vard Design in Ålesund in close collaboration with Norwind Offshore. The CSOV is scheduled for delivery in Q1 2026. The hull will be built in Vard Shipyards Romania, and the outfitting, commissioning and delivery will be by one of VARD’s yards in Norway.

Newbuild number five from VARD

This is the 5th CSOV newbuild Norwind Offshore has contracted with VARD since October 2021, in addition to the conversion of a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) to a Service Operation Vessel (SOV).

CEO of Norwind Offshore, Svein Leon Aure is saluting the new contract:

“We are happy to be able to continue fleet growth by placing another order with Vard. Over the past two years, we have experienced VARD's reliability in terms of delivery time and quality and look forward to receiving another advanced offshore vessel of top quality.”

The first CSOV built for Norwind Offshore, Norwind Gale, is in operation. The next three vessels will be delivered in March, August, and November 2024 from Vard Brattvaag, Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam, and Vard Brattvaag, respectively.


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