VARD secures contracts for two freight/service vessels for FSV Group
Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD” or the “Company”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that it has secured contracts for the construction of two freight-and-service vessels for FSV Group in Norway, the Company said in a press release.
The new freight-and-service vessels will be built by Vard Aukra in Norway, scheduled for deliveries in 3Q 2018 and 1Q 2019 respectively. The vessels are newly developed by FSV Group and Solstrand Trading for service and support in the aquaculture industry. The vessels will have a length of 19 meters and a beam of 10 meters.
An operator of specialized vessels for maritime operations, FSV Group was established in 2011 in Molde, Norway. The company has a fleet of 10 specialized vessels and barges for freight and service operations. Aligned with its strategy of strong growth of its fleet for towing, freight, subsea, and fish-farming operations, FSV Group is focused on high competence, multi-purpose vessels, and professional risk management.
The contract has been entered into in the ordinary course of business of the Company. It is not expected to have any material impact on the earnings per share or the net tangible assets per share of the Company for the current financial year. None of the Directors and the controlling shareholders of the Company have any interest, direct or indirect, in the above contract.
Norway based Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”), together with its subsidiaries (the “Group”), is one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels used in the offshore oil and gas exploration and production and oil services industries. VARD employs about 11 people and operates ten shipbuilding facilities, including five in Norway, two in Romania, two in Brazil and one in Vietnam.