Norway-based Vard designs for French cable ship
The Norwegian designer and shipbuilder Vard is helping Orange Marine, a French cabling company, grow its fleet of cable vessels.
Following the cable laying and repair ship Pierre de Fermat of VARD 9 01, this is the second time that Orange Marine has opted for Vard.
The new vessel, which was revealed last December, features the VARD 9 03 design, designed specifically for the maintenance of submarine cables, both fibre-optic communications cables and inter-array power cables used in offshore wind farms.
With experience from the construction of the cable laying and repair vessel VARD 9 01 KDDI Cable Infinity to Kokusai Cable Ship of Japan in 2019, Colombo Dockyard is in charge of constructing the ship.
With particular attention to the vessel hull in terms of good sea-keeping capabilities and low fuel consumption, Vard has built the vessel design according to the Orange Marine operating requirements.
Vard's previous experience also includes the design and development of the Connector offshore construction and cable laying vessel now operated by the Jan De Nul Company and the Seaway Aimery VARD 9 01 inter-array cable laying vessel constructed for Siem Offshore in 2016 at Remontova Shipyard.
Maritime Business World