Vard Norwind Offshore CSOV

Another Norwind Offshore CSOV Order Lands at Vard’s Desk

Fincantieri-owned Vard has signed a contract with Navigare Capital Partners, in close cooperation with Norwind Offshore, for the design and construction of one tailor-made Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (CSOV). The parties have also agreed on new options for two additional vessels.

Scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2026, the vessel is of VARD 4 19 design, developed by Vard Design in Ålesund in close collaboration with Norwind Offshore.

Vard Norwind Offshore CSOV
Source: Vard

The hull will be built in Vard Shipyards in Romania – Braila and the outfitting, commissioning, and delivery will be carried out by one of Vard’s yards in Norway.

The 85-metre vessel has a beam of 19.5 metres and will be equipped with a height-adjustable motion-compensated gangway with an elevator system, provided by Seasonics, a 7-tonne 3D compensated crane, and a height-adjustable boat landing system. 

The vessel will be installed with battery solutions and it will have accommodation for 87 persons on board.

For control and monitoring of the vessel’s systems, the newbuild will be equipped with Vard Electro’s SeaQ Integrated Alarm System (IAS), Power Management System (PMS), and Energy Management System (EMS) to have full control of the ship’s hybrid system.

This is the fifth CSOV newbuild Norwind Offshore has contracted with Vard since October 2021, in addition to the conversion of a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) to a Service Operation Vessel (SOV).


We are happy to be able to continue fleet growth by placing another order with Vard. Over the past two years, we have experienced VARD’s reliability in terms of delivery time and quality and look forward to receiving another advanced offshore vessel of top quality,” said Svein Leon Aure, CEO of Norwind Offshore.

The first CSOV, Norwind Gale, was delivered to Norwind Offshore in June 2023. The next three vessels will be delivered in March, August, and November 2024 from Vard Brattvaag, Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam, and Vard Brattvaag, respectively.

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