Vard in Norway is the latest shipyard and designer to respond to the fast pace of growth in the offshore wind sector with new designs for service operation vessels
“With offshore windfarm development ramping up in North America and developing nations all around the world, Vard Marine has collaborated with our parent company to develop cost-effective, shipyard-friendly solutions, tailored to this fast-paced and ever evolving segment of offshore energy,” said Vard.
“The Vard 4 19 is a capable, large offshore wind service operation vessel (SOV) capable of carrying up to 90 technicians in comfort on an operationally impressive platform,” it said.
The company said the vessel was also designed to be “economical and capable.”
Vard has already unveiled windfarm service vessels, including the smaller Vard 4 04, which is intended to accommodate 40 windfarm technicians, with a focus on efficient logistics and stepless access.
Another design, the Vard 4 07 is aimed at the market for smaller windfarms in harsh environments. It has a centre-mounted gangway, good motion characteristics and dynamic positioning capability.