VARD to Design, Build First SOV for Cyan Renewables


VARD has signed a contract for the design and construction of a hybrid power service operation vessel (SOV) for Cyan Renewables, which is currently set to be Asia’s first dedicated offshore wind vessel owner. 

VARD was awarded the design and building of the SOV after a tender in competition with other providers.

The VARD 4 19 hybrid diesel electric vessel is designed using DC technology, and it is the first time it is combined with two retractable Azimuth thrusters, says the company.

“We are delighted to get this opportunity to participate in the development of the fast-growing markets of offshore wind in Asia together with Cyan Renewables,” adds Vard Group CEO Alberto Maestrini. “With our world leading design and engineering teams VARD is drawing on our long experience as integrated shipbuilders to make maritime opportunities possible in close partnership with our customer.

The vessel is developed by Vard Design in Norway. VARD’s specialized subsidiary Seaonics is delivering their ECMC gangway, a fixed pedestal version with three-ton SWL 3D compensated crane capacity and includes a cargo elevator.

Subsidiary Vard Electro is participating in the project with comprehensive deliveries of SeaQ equipment and green solutions, including a SeaQ Bridge. Vard Electro is also providing a power and automation package.

The vessel will be built, outfitted, commissioned, and delivered from Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam. Delivery is scheduled for 2026.

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