Fourth Irish OPV built to VARD 7 090 design commissioned by Irish Naval Services

May 10, 2019 – LÉ George Bernard Shaw, Ireland’s fourth P60 class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), built to the VARD 7 090 design, has been officially commissioned. The ship was built by the Babcock Appledore shipyard and is the the sixth OPV built for the Irish Naval Services using a Vard Marine design. The LÉ George Bernard Shaw will assert sovereignty over Irish territorial water including fisheries protection and marine search and rescue, as well as join her sister ships in the conduct of humanitarian work on behalf of the…

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Update on Jan Mayen Class

LMG Marin is designing three Jan Mayen Class Coast Guard vessels that will be built by VARD Langsten shipyard and are scheduled for delivery from 2022. The ships will replace the existing Nordkapp Class in service. [pdf-embedder url=”http://seawaves.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2014-08-27-New-Coastal-Guard-Vessels-Status-an-Plans-by-Commander-Odd-Magne-Nilsen.pdf” title=”2014-08-27 New Coastal Guard Vessels – Status an Plans by Commander Odd Magne Nilsen”]

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VARD to Build Three Ships for Norwegian Coast Guard

Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard Holdings Limited, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, has announced that it has signed a new contract for the construction of three coast guard vessels for the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (“NDMA”), the agency directly subordinate to the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defence whose main task is to develop and modernize the Norwegian Armed forces. The value of the contract exceeds 5 billion Norwegian crowns, equal to about 550 million euro. The effectiveness of the contract is subject to certain conditions being…

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Philly Shipyard Member of USCG Heavy Polar Icebreaker Design Team

April 6, 2017 – Philly Shipyard is teaming with Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG) to compete for the detail design and construction of the next generation heavy polar icebreaker for the United States Coast Guard (USCG).  The USCG recently selected five shipyards to each conduct an industry study to help refine the vessel’s key features and performance requirements. Over the next year, FMG and Philly Shipyard, along with the naval architecture and marine engineering firm, VARD, will develop a baseline icebreaker design, cost estimate and project schedule and then refine them…

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VARD selects Synapsis INS for an advanced research vessel

The German navigation system integrator Raytheon Anschütz has won a contract for the supply of a Synapsis Integrated Navigation System (INS) to an advanced research vessel. VARD Holding Limited, a major global designer and shipbuilder of specialized vessels, with their subsidiary VARD Electro AS, have selected Raytheon Anschütz’ Synapsis INS for a new research vessel. The Synapsis INS is part of a large equipment and electrical installation package, which VARD Electro AS will provide to Cochin Shipyard Ltd. The INS consists of a total of six workstations for chart radar,…

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VARD to Maintain Five Norwegian Coast Ships Vessels

March 6, 2017 – Vard Holdings Limited, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that it has secured a framework agreement for the maintenance of five Coast Guard vessels for the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization. The total contract value is approximately NOK 48 million over a period of four years. The framework agreement includes ship maintenance and corrective maintenance of the Norwegian Coast Guard’s Nornen series of five vessels. The agreement stretches over a period of four years with options for three…

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