Vard Holdings Limited secured contracts with joint ventures of DOF Subsea and Technip for the design and construction of four Pipe Lay Support Vessels (PLSVs), a contract which is the largest order in VARD’s history, with an aggregate order value of approximately $ 1.1 billion (NOK 6.5 billion).
Two of the vessels, of VARD 3 05 design (151 x 30 m) will be delivered in 2Q 2016 and 3Q 2016 respectively. The hulls of these vessels will be built at Vard Tulcea in Romania and outfitted at Vard Søviknes in Norway. The other two vessels, of VARD 3 16 (139.9 x 28 m) design, will be delivered from Vard Promar in Brazil, in 4Q 2016 and 2Q 2017 respectively.
The award of these prestigious contracts reinforces VARD’s position as a leading provider of large and complex Offshore Subsea Construction Vessels (OSCVs). Through this order, VARD is able to capitalize on its track record, experience and world‐class design capabilities in Norway as well as its long‐standing presence and investments in the Brazilian market.
The new designs have been developed in close cooperation with DOF and Technip. The Norwegian built vessels will carry pipe lay towers rated at 650 tons, among the largest ever in the industry. At 340 tons, the Brazilian built vessels will be among the most complex vessels ever constructed in Brazil. Topside equipment for all four ships will be delivered by Huisman of the Netherlands.
The DOF Subsea group is a specialist subsea service business that provides subsea construction, subsea engineering, inspection, repair and maintenance and survey services. DOF Subsea owns a large fleet of modern subsea construction, intervention and survey vessels. The group’s core business is project management, engineering, vessel operations, survey, remote intervention and diving operations primarily for the oil and gas, marine telecommunications and renewables markets.
Technip is a leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry.