Vard wins Rokke research vessel order


Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, announced that it has secured a contract for the design and construction of one Research Expedition Vessel for Rosellinis Four – 10.

Rosellinis Four – 10 is wholly – owned by the Norwegian industrialist Kjell Ing e Røkke and his family.

Developed by Vard Design in collaboration with the customer and the designer Espen Øino, the Research Expedition Vessel (REV) is expected to enter service in 2020.

The hull will be built at Vard Tulcea in Romania, and towed to Vard Brattvaag in Norway for outfitting.

After delivery in Norway, the vessel will return to Romania for fairing, deck laying and finalization of the accommodation area. The highly specialized vessel is tailor – made for worldwide research and expedition activities, with the objective of developing knowledge and sustainable solutions to address the ocean’ s environmental challenges.



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