Romanian shipyard builds EUR 527 mln ships for Norwegian Defense Agency

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard has been awarded a contract to build three coast guard vessels for the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency. The value of this contract is some EUR 527 million.

The hulls of the three vessels will be built at Vard’s shipyard in Tulcea, Romania. The ships will then be equipped and delivered by the Vard Langsten shipyard in Norway, starting 2022.

With a length of 136 meters and a beam of 22 meters, the vessels feature strong ocean-going capacities for long-distance transits, search-and-rescue operations, surveillance, and oil recovery.

The Vard Tulcea shipyard will also build the hull of a ship for Italian cable producer Prysmian. The EUR 170 million vessel will be used for installing underwater cables.