We’re proud of Vard’s Marine’s extensive and varied experience designing research vessels.
Over the years we’ve prepared more than 30 designs for funded programs that span the spectrum of research – from hydrographic, seismic and fisheries to meteorological and oceanographic exploration. Depending on the role, these vessels demand excellent sea-keeping, low noise characteristics and/or high manoeuvrability or station-keeping capabilities.
Vard Marine is up to the challenge.
Our research vessels design philosophy
From vessels designed to withstand the pressures and strain of ice-infested waters to those that adhere to ICES guidelines for noise mitigation, Vard Marine's research vessel designs are always at the forefront of industry requirements and technological advancements.
The extensive resources of our parent companies complements our first-hand industry experience. In fact, VARD Group AS in Norway and Fincantieri in Italy are international pre-eminent designers and builders of research vessels. Coupled with their comprehensive databases of proven designs to augment our own resources, Vard Marine can quickly assemble the optimal starting point for each engagement and efficiently tailor your design to your unique requirements.
The client advantage
As a result, Vard Marine's unique approach produces a vessel that is perfectly fit for the type of research it will undertake and conditions it will operate in, buildable and affordable.
We don’t stop there
Furthermore, once your design is complete, Vard Marine can provide support through succeeding phases to ensure continuity. For instance, we offer onsite construction guidance right through to performance validation at sea trials.