FEBRUARY 7, 2013 — Vard reports that it has secured a contract from Paris headquartered offshore services giant Bourbon for the design and construction of an arctic anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS).
Designed by Vard Design, the vessel has been developed for world-wide anchor handling and remote operations, with a total length of 93.6 meters, a beam of 24 meters and a bollard pull of approx. 270 ton.
The vessel is arranged for ROV (Remote Operating Vehicle) handling and has accommodations for 60 persons. It features a hybrid propulsion system providing energy savings.
It will be operated by Bourbon Offshore Norway and is scheduled for delivery from Vard's Brattvaag shipyard in Norway in first quarter 2016. The hull will be delivered from Vard's Tulcea shipyardin Romania.