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    Visit Vard Marine at Warships & OPV Latin America 2017

    Vard Marine will be exhibiting at Warships & OPV Latin America this year. Please come visit Dave McMillan, Darren Truelock, and Hernan Barria. Take a look at our 3D models of the Chilean Icebreaker and the 95 meter Offshore Patrol Vessel. We look forward to meeting you.

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    Visit Vard Marine at IMDEX Asia 2017

    Our 3D model of the VARD 7 072 vessel will be on display. Come visit Dave McMillan, Brenden Oke, and Gui Fu Huang at Booth R23. We look forward to seeing you.

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    Vard Marine Presenting at OTC 2017

    Lee Grace, Senior Naval Architect, will be presenting a paper on windfarms.

    Cost Effective Offshore Concepts – Compact Submersible – A New Concept of Windfarm Service Operations Vessel

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    VARD 9 105 Selected With Preferred Bidder On Project "Hotel" For South African Navy

    February 17, 2017

    Offering the Vard Marine 9 105 Hydrographic/Oceanographic Survey vessel design, Southern African Shipyards, located in Durban, S.A. has been selected as the preferred bidder for the South African Navy Project “Hotel” program.  This is a continued success for Vard Marine in designing science vessels.

    Vard  Marine partnered with the shipyard to develop a design for the program and the final configuration results in a PC7 ice strengthened vessel of 95M in length with approximately 12.24MW installed diesel electric power plant and a maximum speed of 18 knots.  The vessel has a 10,000nm range with 44 days endurance; incorporates the latest hydrographic and oceanographic sensor suite and will be manned by a total crew of 120 persons comprising ships’ crew and scientists.

    Vard Marine will be responsible to produce the Basic Design for the vessel and support the shipyard during the detailed design and construction phase of the project.  Final contract signing is expected in the next few months with construction scheduled to begin in 2018.

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    VARD 7 110 selected for USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter

    September 16, 2016

    Vard Marine is pleased to congratulate Eastern Shipbuilding Group and our team partners on being selected for the detailed design and construction phase for the US Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program.  We look forward to completing detailed development of the VARD 7 110 design that formed the basis for our successful bid and supporting Eastern Shipbuilding group in constructing high-quality vessels for the US Coast Guard.

    Winning the OPC Detail Design and Construction contract is the culmination of an excellent relationship between Eastern Shipbuilding and Vard Marine that spans more than 15 years. During that period, we have partnered to deliver over 30 vessels completed to Eastern Shipbuilding’s superior standard of quality, on time and on budget. Drawing from Vard Marine’s extensive experience working with international navies and coast guards, the OPC design will use proven methods to meet or exceed reliability requirements, while employing new technologies and innovative solutions to address the Coast Guard’s stringent and demanding mission objectives.

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    Appledore Delivers Third OPV to Irish Naval Service

    An offshore patrol vessel (OPV) built at Appledore Shipyard has been successfully handed over to the Irish Naval Service.

    It had been on sea trials for several weeks and was spotted off the North Devon coast by many.

    A spokesman for shipyard operators Babcock said: “LE William Butler Yeats has now successfully completed sea trials and has been handed over to the Irish Naval Service.

    “Preparation work for our recent contract extension to build a fourth OPV is also well underway with production due to start in August.”

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    Irish Naval Service orders fourth VARD 9 090 OPV from Appledore

    June 16, 2016

    Ireland’s Department of Defence has awarded Babcock International Group a contract extension that will see Babcock’s Appledore shipbuilding facility in North Devon, England, build a fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Irish Naval Service (INS).

    The new vessel follows the successful build and launch of two earlier OPV’s for the Irish Naval Service at Appledore; LÉ Samuel Beckett and second in class LÉ James Joyce.  A third ship, the LÉ William Butler Yeats is currently being built and is due to embark on sea trials in July 2016.

    The yet unnamed fourth OPV will be due for completion in summer 2018 and will support the Irish Naval Service for decades to come.

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    Vard Marine wins twice on US Navy contract for LCU study

    May 26th, 2016

    Vard Marine is pleased to have been awarded design support contracts with two independent bidders on the US Navy LCU 1700 Program. The work to evaluate the proposed replacement to the current LCU1610 design is to be completed within 100 days of contract award and each contract is worth approximately $250,000 USD.  This award is the next step in the replacement program for the current LCU1610 Landing craft operated by the US Navy.

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    Eastern Launches MPSV for Harvey Gulf

    May 24th, 2016

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has launched M/V Harvey Blue-Sea (Hull 250) on April 29, 2016 for Harvey Gulf International Marine, Inc. of New Orleans, La. The Harvey Blue-Sea is the second of two 340’ Class Multi-Purpose Service Vessels (MPSV), designed by VARD Marine.

    The Harvey Blue-Sea is the second of two MPSVs under construction at Eastern, from a design provided by VARD Marine. The Harvey Blue-Sea is expected to deliver in early 2017, after outfitting and sea trials are completed. The lead vessel, the Harvey Sub-Sea, is also currently under construction. Eastern has delivered 11 vessels previously to Harvey Gulf, including Offshore Supply Vessels, Light Construction Vessels and Ocean Service Tugs.

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    Vard Marine joins forces with Fincantieri at CANSEC 2016

    Vard Marine and Fincantieri have collaborated to present a unified front at CANSEC this year. Please come visit at Booth #1235 located behind Seaspan. Vard Marine will also be displaying a 3D model of the CCG Polar Icebreaker.

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    Third VARD 7 090 for the Irish Naval Service floated out

    March 16th, 2016

    LÉ William Butler Yeats is the third VARD 7 090 to be delivered to the Irish Naval Service.  LE James Joyce (September 2015) and LE Samuel Beckett (January 2014) have already joined the Irish Navy and have been deployed on many naval tasks including the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.

    The latest ship is identical to her sister ships with an overall length of 90 meters, and capable of a top speed of 23 knots. Other notable features include a range of 6,000 nautical miles at 15 knots, and an endurance of 21 days. The vessel is expected to be delivered this summer.

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    First LNG Ferry for Seaspan launched at Sedef Shipyard

    The first of two trailer ferries designed by Vard Marine has been launched at Sedef Shipyard in Turkey and is ready for final outfitting and trials. The trailer ferry will be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and diesel fuel. Vard Marine also completed feasibility studies and advanced analysis to ensure optimal performance.

    The ferries are designed to carry 59 truck trailers, with an innovative approach to minimize operational costs and environmental impact.  The vessel is 148.9 meters overall, with 8,640 kW of power installed with a battery system for propulsion system redundancy.  The vessel requires six crew and can accommodate up to 12 passengers. The ferry is projected to be delivered by the end of 2016.

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    Vard Marine Secures Contract for the Design of Antarctic Icebreaking Vessel for the Chilean Navy

    Singapore, 1 February 2016 – Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Vard Marine has secured a new contract for the design of one Antarctic icebreaking vessel for the Chilean Navy. The contract value is approximately 4.0 million Euros

    Vard Marine, a consulting naval architecture and marine engineering company, has been awarded the contract by ASMAR Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Company to design an Antarctic icebreaking vessel for the Chilean Navy.  The contract calls for Vard Marine to develop the basic design of the ship that will be constructed at the ASMAR shipyard in Talcahuano, Chile. The vessel will be capable of operating throughout the Southern Ocean with services to include logistic support, search and rescue missions, scientific research, and resupplying bases in the Chilean Antarctic Territory.

    The new vessel will be approximately 125 metres in length with a displacement of over 13,000 tonnes, a total complement of 155, and installed power of 14.5MW to permit breaking one metre of ice at two knots.  The vessel is designed to carry a wide range of containerized and vehicle cargo; helicopters and rescue boats for logistics/SAR missions, as well as the ability to undertake a broad range of scientific data gathering activities.  Delivery of the vessel is scheduled in 2021.

    Based in Canada and the US, Vard Marine offers ship design, engineering, and shipbuilding technology services to the marine community in North America and to selected international markets.

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    VARD 1 311 Wins Workboat of the Year!

    Vard Marine is pleased to announce the VARD 1 311 design was awarded Ship of the Year at the 2015 International Workboat Show last week. The vessel, named ‘Harvey Energy’ is the first of six ships to be delivered to Harvey Gulf International Marine and was the first ever delivered in North America capable of operating on diesel fuel and liquefied natural gas (LNG). The ABS class vessel has an overall length of 302’, beam of 64’ and a design draft of 20’-4” that results in a deadweight capacity of 5300LT. With the ability to carrying almost 300m3 (77,920 USG) of LNG, this permits full operational capability for one week on gas fuel.

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