VARD to produce hybrid vessel for renewable energy application

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VARD, designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels and Fincantieri subsidiary, have agreed to design and build a Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for Ta San Shang Marine Co.   

The vessel – the first one to be built for the Asian market – will be designed to perform maintenance operations in the Greater Changhua Wind Farms by Ørsted. 

 The main purpose of the vessel is to transfer personnel and spare parts within the wind farm, whilst also working as a moving base unit.  

The project is based on the VARD 4 19 design and will feature a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion systemmeasure 84.4 meters with a beam of 19.5 meters and will accommodate 87 persons in single cabins. 

The new unit will be built at Vard’s shipyard Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam, scheduled for delivery in first half of 2022.  

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