Vard confirms order from Solsatd for subsea unitYard News // March 11, 2014
Vard is to build a 3 19 design subsea vessel for Solstad.
Vard Holdings Limited has confirmed that it has entered into a Letter of Intent with Solstad Offshore for the design and construction of a large subsea construction vessel. The contract will be the largest single vessel order in VARD’s history.
The vessel is a VARD 3 19 design, developed by Vard Design in Ålesund. The hull of the vessel will be built at Vard Tulcea in Romania, while outfitting will take place at Vard Brattvaag in Norway. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016.
The vessel, which will be the largest in the Solstad fleet as well as the largest ever constructed by Vard, will have a 550 tonne top tension vertical lay system, enabling the installation of large diameter flexible pipes in ultra-deep water and in harsh environments.
In addition, it will feature a 600 tonne active heave-compensated offshore crane and a 4,000 tonne underdeck carousel for storage of flexible pipes, cables and umbilicals.