Vard to build DSV/construction vessel for HarkandYard News // January 2, 2014
Vard Holdings Limited has secured a contract with a new customer, Harkand Group (Harkand), for the design and construction of a Dive Support and Construction Vessel. The value of the contract exceeds NKr 1 billion.
The vessel is of VARD 3 03 design, specially designed and equipped for diving and subsea operation duties with a high focus on good seakeeping abilities, excellent stationkeeping performances and low fuel consumption.
The vessel will be fitted with a 250 tonne offshore crane, ROV hangar, and a Twin Bell 18-man saturation diving system, supporting split level diving operations to a maximum diving depth of 300m.
The vessel is scheduled for delivery from Vard Søviknes in Norway in the second quarter of 2016. The hull of the vessel will be delivered from Vard Tulcea in Romania.
The contract includes an option for a second similar vessel.