Island orders up to three subsea construction vessels from VARD

May 10, 2024
Island Offshore has commissioned VARD to design and build the hybrid-powered ocean energy construction vessel, with options for two more vessels.

Offshore staff

ÅLESUND, NorwayIsland Offshore has commissioned VARD to design and build the hybrid-powered ocean energy construction vessel (OECV), with options for two more vessels.

The vessel will be of the VARD 3 25 design developed by the two companies, and it is designed to allow for a flexible configuration depending on the tasks to be performed. It will also be prepared for new types of low-emission fuel

Island plans to use the vessel for subsea operations including IMR, pipelay, subsea infrastructure construction and installation, diving support, and equipment for remotely operated underwater inspection.

It will also provide walk-to-work, commissioning, cable laying and repairs, trenching and survey operations for offshore renewable energy projects, with a 250-t heave compensated offshore subsea crane.

VARD Electro will provide SeaQ Power with energy storage systems, SeaQ shore connection, SeaQ Bridge and an extensive SeaQ Communication network.

The SeaQ Control system will have a new portable monitoring station to help operators monitor and manage maritime operations.

The vessel’s hull will be built at a VARD shipyard in Romania, with another of the company’s yards in Norway responsible for outfitting, commissioning and delivery, which is scheduled for first-quarter 2027.

05.10.2024

Courtesy SBM Offshore / GustoMSC via aukevisser.nl
Courtesy Valeura Energy Inc. Corporate Overview May 2024