Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that a design developed by its subsidiary Vard Marine has been selected for the US Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. VARD congratulates Eastern Shipbuilding Group and its team partners on being selected for the detailed design and construction phase for the US Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. Winning the OPC detail design and construction contract is the culmination of an excellent relationship between Eastern Shipbuilding and Vard Marine that spans more than 15 years. Drawing from Vard Marine’s extensive experience working with international navies and coast guards, the OPC design will use proven methods to meet or exceed reliability requirements, while employing new technologies and innovative solutions to address the Coast Guard’s stringent and demanding mission objectives. Vard Marine President and CEO Dave McMillan commented, “We look forward to completing detailed development of the VARD 7 110 design that formed the basis for our successful bid and supporting Eastern Shipbuilding Group in constructing high-quality vessels for the US Coast Guard.” Based in Canada and the US, Vard Marine offers ship design, engineering, and shipbuilding technology services to the marine community in North America and to selected international markets.
PR, Vard, 19 September 2016