VARD Chosen to Convert IT’s Platform Supply Vessel into a Cable Laying Vessel
I.T. International Telecom Marine SRL (IT) has chosen VARD to convert the Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) “IT Infinity” into a Cable Laying Vessel.
The PSV was built at Vard Brattvaag and delivered to Volstad Maritime in 2008 under the name “Volstad Princess”. SD Standard Drilling acquired the vessel in 2017 before it was sold to IT in 2021 and was renamed “IT Infinity”. Now, the vessel returns to VARD for the conversion.
“We are proud that IT chose VARD as their partner for this conversion. We will now use our core competence and long experience in design and construction of advanced Cable Laying Vessels to meet IT Telecom`s needs in the market. This project demonstrates VARD's strength with our fully integrated value chain and it confirms our position in the aftermarket,” says Wilhelm Eggesbø, SVP Vard Services in VARD.
Vard Electro is involved in the project through the installation of cable and new switchboards as well as updating existing electrical systems. Vard Interiors is delivering HVAC solutions.
“IT is pleased to partner with VARD on the conversion of IT Infinity. Returning to the yard where she was built provides unique efficiencies, decreasing time to market for an industry in dire need of these specialized ships,” adds Louise Thivierge, General Manager at IT.
The work will be carried out by Vard Brattvaag in Norway and the vessel will be delivered in Q3 2024.