Romanian Built Norwegian Coast Guard Ship Arrives

On Thursday 10 March, the coastguard vessel KV Bjørnøya arrived at Vard Langsten in Tomrefjord. Since 16 February, the vessel has been towed from Vard Tulcea’s shipyard in Romania to Norway. The actual tow was expected to take about a month, but due to good weather conditions, the vessel arrived earlier than expected. KV Bjørnøya is the second vessel in…

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ABS AIP for VARD’s Next Generation OPV

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to VARD Marine for its 115-meter next generation offshore patrol vessel (NGOPV) design. The VARD 7 115 NGOPV caters to a range of mission requirements, including air, surface, and sub-surface surveillance and engagement capabilities. The vessel arrangement offers a multi-mission bay and a set-down area for containerized mission payloads, with a configuration that…

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Kongsberg Sonar for New Norwegian Coast Guard Ships

August 19, 2020 – Kongsberg Maritime is celebrating the signing of a contract with Vard to deliver its market-leading sonars to the Norwegian Coastguard. The sonars will be used on board three new craft planned for launch between 2022 and 2024, replacing the existing Nordkapp-class vessels. KONGSBERG will equip the new 136-metre, ice-strengthened vessels with its SS1221 sonars, which boast…

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