Maritime Tales

Maritime Tales: A Company History Series | Episode 10

Words by Dave McMillan, former CEO of Vard Marine Inc. (1989-2020)In the late 1990s, the company (at the time Kvaerner Masa Marine Inc.) worked... Read More

Maritime Tales: A Company History Series | Episode 9

Original "Fremantle" classBDSA/KMM RPB DesignWords by Dave McMillan, former CEO of Vard Marine Inc. (1989-2020)We had been actively trying to expand our OPV vessel... Read More

Maritime Tales: A Company History Series | Episode 8

Platform Supply Vessel - Pionero VARD 2 270 class for SeacorWords by Dave McMillan, former CEO of Vard Marine Inc. (1989-2020)In 2002, Bender Shipbuilding... Read More

Maritime Tales: A Company History Series | Episode 7

Words by Dave McMillan, former CEO of Vard Marine Inc. (1989-2020) In the spring of 2002, the company was awarded a contract by Exxon... Read More

Maritime Tales: A Company History Series | Episode 6

Words by Dave McMillan, former CEO of Vard Marine Inc. (1989-2020) The High Speed Monohull (HSM) Focused Technology Development Project was one of the... Read More

Maritime Tales: A Company History Series | Episode 5

­Words by Dave McMillan, former CEO of Vard Marine Inc. (1989-2020)In 2001, we partnered with Marinette Marine to develop a new concept for the... Read More

Maritime Tales: A Company History Series | Episode 4

­Words by Dave McMillan, former CEO of Vard Marine Inc. (1989-2020)In 1995, the company was awarded a contract by the Advanced Research Projects Agency... Read More

Maritime Tales: A Company History Series | Episode 3

­Words by Dave McMillan, former CEO of Vard Marine Inc. (1989-2020)In 1990, soon after joining Wartsila Marine, I was assigned the position as project... Read More

Maritime Tales: A Company History Series | Episode 2

­Words by Dave McMillan, former CEO of Vard Marine Inc. (1989-2020) One of the decisions that had the greatest impact through the life of... Read More

Maritime Tales: A Company History Series | Episode 1

 Words by Dave McMillan, former CEO of Vard Marine Inc. (1989-2020)I started with Wartsila Marine Inc. (now Vard Marine Inc.) in September 1989 as... Read More