VARD WILL BUILD THREE COASTGUARDS FOR THE NORWEGIAN DEFENSE MATERIAL AGENCY (NDMA).
This contract is valued at SEK 5 billion (€ 526.57 million).
The Norwegian government announced its intention to build three new coastguards in September 2016. Following offers submitted by three different shipyards, Vard Langsten was selected to continue negotiations in October 2017.
The budget was approved by the Norwegian Parliament this June and the final negotiations will be closed in the coming weeks.
These new vessels will replace the Nordkapp class.
These new vessels will be able to operate anywhere in the world and under any climatic condition. They will have the reinforced helmet to navigate through icy waters, they will have ice class notation.
They will have 136 m in length and 22 m in width. They will carry out search and rescue, surveillance and spill collection operations.
Vard presented its ships based on the design developed by LMG Marin, and together they went a step further to offer an improved version that could meet the requirements and needs demanded by the NDMA.
These new units will be delivered during the first quarter of 2022, 2023 and 2024, respectively.
The helmets will be built at the shipyard in Tulcea, Romania.
Source: Sector Maritimo