VARD and partners awarded 105 million NOK for green research and innovation

December 21, 2022 | Renewables | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 2min

The project Ocean Charger, owned by Vard Design receives 38,3 million NOK and Sea Zero, project owner Hurtigruten, receives over 67 million NOK from the Norwegian Government.

VARD. our daughter Seaonics, and partners are awarded 38 million NOK to the project Ocean Charger throught the Norwegian Government’ssupport scheme The Green Platform Initiative.

21st December 2022 Norwegian Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Jan Christian Vestre, launched the new project at a press conference in Oslo:

– We are carrying out the largest restructuring of the Norwegian economy ever. Everything will become greener. It is private companies that must lead the way in this transformation, with the public sector as a supporter, says Vestre.
– We were thrilled to hear the news and glad to see that the importance of this project was recognized. The offshore wind industry is becoming increasingly important not only for the green energy transition but also for national value creation. With our leading team of experienced professionals, we will evaluate different solutions and business models supplying various offshore vessels with green energy. As this market is growing rapidly, we see a unique opportunity for Norway to be the leading provider, says Håvard Vollset Lien, VP of Research & Innovation in the Vard Group.