JUNE 4, 2014 — Vard Holdings Limited won a contract valued at around NOK 800 million fon Norway's Rem Offshore. It covers the design and construction of a 100 m x 25 m, 4,000 dwt offshore construction and anchor handling vessel of VARD 2 06 design, recently developed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway.
Delivery is scheduled from Vard's Brattvaag shipyard in Norway in first quarter 2016. The hull of the vessel will be delivered from Vard's Tulcea shipyard in Romania.
The new vessel is designed to perform advanced operations with the use of A-frame and winch system in parallel with an active heave compensated offshore crane with a more than 3,000 meter range on the main hook. The crane will have a capacity of 150 ton.
With a bollard pull of approximately 400 ton, this vessel will be able to meet demanding operations in the deep water segment. It will have accommodations for 90 persons including several offices and work stations for managing complex and large projects in the world-wide market.
With ICE 1-B and the winterization notation, the vessel is arranged for operations in winterized zones and will be outfitted with a launch and recovery system for a ROV installation.