Vard confirms Topaz dealYard News // September 30, 2015
Vard Holdings Limited has confirmed that it has secured contracts for the design and construction of two subsea construction vessels for Dubai-based Topaz Energy and Marine.
Specially developed for crane operations and light subsea construction with intervention duties, the vessels will be of VARD 3 08 design, measuring a total length of 98.1m with a beam of 20m.
Designed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway, and with hulls to be constructed at Vard Tulcea in Romania, delivery is scheduled from Vard Brattvaag in Norway in the third quarter of 2017 and fourth quarter of 2017 respectively. The aggregate value of the two contracts exceeds US$100 million.
The DP2 class vessels will have a 120 tonne active heave-compensated offshore crane with the ability to reach working depths of 3,000m. Both vessels will be prepared for two ROVs, deployed via a launch and recovery system.
The ships will be built according to the SPS regulations and can accommodate up to 82 people in high standard cabins.