VARD’s shipyards have placed their trust in the technology of Industrias Guerra for a groundbreaking project of constructing robotic vessels. The Spanish company will deliver eight hydraulic cranes this summer, which will be part of the deck equipment of these state-of-the-art ships.
At its Vard Vung Tau facilities in Vietnam, VARD is preparing an order for the American company Ocean Infinity for remotely controlled ships that can be operated from land. The 78-meter long vessels have been designed to reduce their carbon footprint through the use of low-emission fuels and renewable energy sources, aiming for a more sustainable, ecological, and safe naval industry.
The supply cranes provided by Industrias Guerra correspond to their M180E model, within their M series of foldable knuckle telescopic cranes of capacity SWL 1.1T@11.8m, which allow unlimited rotation and radio remote operation. The cranes are zinc flame metallized and have stainless steel hose fittings and pipes.
Industrias Guerra values its participation in this project as a testament to the excellent reputation of their products in the marine sector. “We are proud that VARD relies on our cranes for a project that represents a huge leap for the naval industry,” explains Víctor Pintos, CEO of Industrias Guerra. “We have been manufacturing high-quality products for over seven decades, and we are delighted that advanced shipyards like VARD think of us for these pioneering projects.”
Industrias Guerra has nearly 8,000 cranes in operation in over 40 countries and has more than 70 years of experience in manufacturing hydraulic cranes and machinery for various industries.
VARD is one of the leading global designers and builders of specialized vessels. With a workforce of 8,000 employees, it has three shipbuilding facilities in Norway, two in Romania, one in Brazil, and one in Vietnam. The main shareholder of VARD is the Italian company Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups.