VARD Signs MOU with ASFAT

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 2, 2019

Photo: Vard Marine

Photo: Vard Marine

Vard Marine (VARD), a naval architecture and marine engineering company, announced that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed with Askeri Fabrika ve Tersane İşletme A.Ş. (ASFAT) in Turkey to promote  strategic partnership.

As per MoU, Vard Marine provides the design of a wide range of paramilitary vessels and ASFAT coordinates construction of select projects at their approved naval shipyards in Turkey.

The MOU provides an opportunity for Vard Marine to expand operations in the region and to collaborate with other companies in both Canada and Turkey.

Vard Marine president and CEO Dave McMillan commented: "We are proud to have been selected for this prestigious partnership by ASFAT and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship providing ship design services for indigenous Naval and Coast Guard programs as well as other international opportunities that benefit both parties.”

Vard Marine, with offices in Canada, USA and Vietnam, specialises in the development of advanced technology and its application to offshore, paramilitary and specialised vessel designs and offers ship design, engineering and shipbuilding technology services to the marine community in North America and select international markets.

Vard Marine Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vard Group AS. VARD, together with its subsidiaries, is one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels.

ASFAT within the body of Ministry of National Defense, Turkey was formed in 2018 in order to manage and utilise the facilities and capabilities of the 27 military factories and 3 naval shipyards to serve the global defense industry benefiting from Turkish national facilities.

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