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NCT emerges behind cable layer order at Vard

Posted on March 15, 2023

Denmark’s NCT Offshore has been revealed as the owner behind the cable layer booked at Norwegian shipbuilder Vard.

The ship of VARD 9 01 design will be built entirely by the Vard network in an upgraded version targeting renewables and fiber optics work. It will have a length of around 95 m and a total of 3,700 tonnes of cable installation equipment.

The vessel is designed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway. The hull will be built at Vard Tulcea in Romania, while the final outfitting, commissioning and delivery will be carried out by one of Vard’s shipyards in Norway for delivery in Q4 2024.

This is the second time in the span of 12 months that NCT Offshore has signed a contract with Vard for the delivery of a vessel. The first order came last year when they bought a PSV of VARD 1 08 design for MPSV conversion.


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