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Vard has announced that they have signed a contract for the design and construction of two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) for UK based Purus Wind.
The agreement also has an option for two additional vessels. The two CSOVs are of Vard 4 19 design developed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway. The battery hybrid system prepares the vessels to run with zero emission for periods. The design is also prepared for future operation on methanol, providing an additional sustainable option to the operation. The vessels will be equipped with Vard daughter SEAONICS’ Electric Controlled Motion Compensated (ECMC) crane. The stepless walk-to-work-system is able to work with stepless access in a range from 15 to 30 meters above sea and is suitable for both personnel and cargo transfer. The hull of the first vessel will be built by Vard at its yard in Romania. The outfitting, commissioning, and delivery will be done from one of Vard’s yards in Norway. The second vessel will be built at Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam. The first vessel will be delivered 2. Quarter of 2025, the second in 2. Quarter of 2026.
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