Rem Offshore Orders 2+2 CSOVs at Vard

Rem Offshore and Vard have signed contracts for the design and construction of two Construction Service Operations Vessels (CSOVs), with an option for two additional vessels.

Rem Offshore's CSOVs of Vard design
Source: Vard

The vessels are tailor-made for worldwide services and maintenance operations at offshore wind farms and based on the Vard 4 19 design, Fincantieri, the parent company of Vard, said.

The contracts for the firm two vessels have an indicative total value of EUR 100 million.

The first vessel will be delivered by Vard in Norway, in the first half of 2023. The hull will be built in Braila, Romania. The second vessel will be built and delivered in Vung Tau, Vietnam, scheduled for delivery in 2024.

”Rem Offshore has during the last few years increasingly focused attention on building a sustainable platform for growth in offshore wind. Our shareholders are driving this development together with our Rem colleagues onshore and offshore. We are proud to continue our newbuild programme in Norway and support the local maritime industry,” Rem Offshore’s Chairman, Aage Remøy, said.

With a length of 85 metres and a beam of 19.5 metres, the vessels will have a height-adjustable motion-compensated gangway with an elevator system, a height-adjustable boat landing system, and a 3D-compensated crane. The CSOVs will have accommodation for 120 persons on board.

”A few months after another important order in the offshore renewable energy sector, this new contract testifies once again to Fincantieri’s commitment to decarbonisation, which is achieved through agreements with leading partners and operators on a global level. In a market that requires vessels capable to operate and guarantee the highest standards in terms of limiting environmental impact, our Group today strengthens its leadership in terms of design innovation, technologies and construction quality of the products,” Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, said.

Last April, Vard signed a contract for the construction of three Service Operation Vessels to be deployed in the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, in the North Sea, which, once completed, will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

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Having developed several concepts of this type of vessel, Vard will be able to take advantage of the sector growing trend, with important activities being started both in Asia and North America, and large investments being made in Europe, Fincantieri said.