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    Vard signs contract for ice class AHTS for Bourbon

    Vessel & ROV News // February 10, 2014

    Bourbon Offshore Norway's Arctic AHTS will be delivered in 2016.

    Vard Holdings Limited has secured a contract with Bourbon for the design and construction of an Arctic anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel.

    The AHTS is being designed for worldwide, remote operations, and will have a length of 93.6m, beam of 24m and bollard pull of approximately 270 tonnes.

    The vessel is arranged to deploy a ROV and has accommodation for 60 people. The vessel will also have what Vard described as "superior anchor-handling capabilities as well as a hybrid propulsion system providing energy savings."

    The vessel will be operated by Bourbon Offshore Norway and is scheduled for delivery from Vard Brattvaag in Norway in the first quarter of 2016.

    The hull of the vessel will be delivered from Vard Tulcea in Romania.

     

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