Lloyd’s Register has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Fincantieri subsidiary, Vard Marine Inc, for a 125m-long offshore patrol vessel than can be customised for a range of applications.
Design of the vessel is based on Vard’s Series 7 range and options include an upgraded weapons and sensor package, reduced acoustic, magnetic, and infrared signatures, minimised radar cross section, nuclear/biological/chemical defence, and improved damage control and survivability in compliance with military-grade stability standards. The vessel is offered as either a General Purpose (GP) or Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) variant.
“With our proven track record in the offshore patrol segment, and LR’s pedigree with naval programmes, we are delighted to be working together in developing this enhanced product,” said Derek Buxton, vice president Business Development at Vard Marine Inc.
“We already have experience supporting many shipyards worldwide in constructing our offshore patrol vessel designs, so we are excited to now have an updated and enhanced design to support our customers and their evolving requirements with a highly capable yet cost-effective light-combatant naval solution.”
LR awards AiP for Vard multi-role defence vessel