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VARD Secures ABS Approval for VARD 4 19 Service Operations Vessel

Logistic News - Published on Wed, 01 Jul 2020

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Vard Marine shows again that it is dedicated to driving down risk to the end user and accelerating the design schedule for a new construction SOV, by continuing to independently invest resources in these Jones Act fit-for-purpose US SOV designs. ABS has granted a second Approval in Principle to VARD for a larger design variant of a Jones Act service operations vessel. The first ABS AIP was awarded to VARD during the 2019 International Workboat Show in New Orleans on the VARD 4 07 US SOV. This was the first Jones Act SOV AIP awarded. This recent AIP, which was awarded by on June 19th, 2020, addresses a customized version of the VARD 4 19 US SOV design, with primary functions including accommodation, transferring technicians to installations as well as storing spare parts and tools for operations in US offshore wind farms.

VARD designed the vessel to be environmentally friendly with a focus on low fuel consumption and ease of construction. The design incorporates a state-of-the-art hull form designed for all weather conditions which, together with the specified propulsion configuration, offers economical steaming, enhanced seakeeping abilities, and excellent station keeping performance. The Vessel is optimized to reduce motions and accelerations in all degrees of freedom with the aim to increase operability and comfort.

The Vessel shall have the ABS Class notations + A1, OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSEL (WIND-SC), +AMS, + ACCU, DPS-2, HAB (WB.)

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 01 Jul 2020
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