Vard secures order for two offshore construction vessels for Topaz

Offshore vessels designer and builder Vard Holdings has secured new contracts to design and build two offshore subsea construction vessels (OSCVs) for Dubai-based Topaz Energy and Marine.

The two new contracts are valued at more than $100m, Vard announced.

The newbuildings are scheduled to be delivered from Vard Brattvaag in Norway in the third quarter of 2017 and the fourth quarter of 2017.

The DP2 class vessels, specially designed for crane operations and light subsea construction with intervention duties, will have a 120-tonne active heave compensated offshore crane with the capability to reach working depths of 3,000 metres.

In addition, both OSCVs will be prepared for two remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), which are deployed via launch and recovery systems in the ship’s sides.

Source: Seatrade

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Abedelmonem Achour

Abdelmonem Achour is a Tunisian maritime lawyer. He specialises in both commercial and the litigation aspects of shipping, admiralty, marine insurance, transport, logistics, international trade and marine environmental law, as well as maritime casualty response and subrogated recoveries. He heads up the practice’s Admiralty and Shipping department and is the Transport Headlight leader. He has advised a number of commodity traders and their insurers, underwriters and brokers in international trade and recovery matters. Having obtained his BA LLB at the University of Tunis, he was admitted as an Attorney around ten years ago, is the senior partner of the firm and heads up the practice’s Admiralty and Shipping department. He also obtained a post-graduate diploma in Corporate Law.

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