TRIESTE – Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard, global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, has secured contracts to design and construct two Commissioning Service Operations Vessels, with options for two additional ships for Norwegian company Norwind Offshore. Agreements also include the sales and conversion of one Platform Supply Vessel, which will become a Service Operation Vessel and have an indicative total value of 140 million euros.
The two Commissioning Service Operations Vessels are based on Vard 4 19 design and tailor-made for worldwide services and maintenance operations at offshore wind farms. The first vessel will be outfitted and delivered in Norway in 2Q 2023, with the hull to be built in Braila, Romania. The second one will be made and delivered in Vung Tau, Vietnam, in 3Q 2024.
The third vessel, one of Vard’s Platform Supply Vessel, has been in operation in Asia and Australia and will now sail to Brattvaag, Norway, for an extensive conversion and outfitting. The ship will be delivered in 2Q 2022 as a Service Operation Vessel.
Norwind Offshore is a newly established ship owning company that will offer specialized vessels designed for advanced maritime operations in the development and service of the offshore wind sector. It has a long history in the offshore and maritime industry and has developed with Vard a strong relationship by building a broad range of advanced offshore vessels.