“First of all, welcome to Toyo Construction as a new customer at Brunvoll, and thanks VARD for introducing them to us on this project. Japan aims to become the world’s largest producer of energy from offshore wind and plans to build up a capacity of 10 gigawatts within 2030. We hope this vessel could contribute to making Toyo Construction a key player in Japan’s transition to renewable energy and that this is only the start of a long partnership.” says Bernt Rune Riksfjord, VP Sales at Brunvoll.
Toyo’s new vessel will have three azimuth propulsion thrusters in the aft of the vessel. The foreship of the vessel will have two tunnel thrusters and a retractable azimuth thruster. Furthermore, the vessel will feature Brunvoll’s control system for propulsion and manoeuvring, BruCon PTC.
The vessel is designed by VARD and will have a length of 150 meter, a beam of 28 meter and cable capacity of 9.000 tons. The hull will be built at VARD’s shipyard in Tulcea in Romania before it gets towed to one of VARD’s shipyards in Norway for further outfitting. The vessel will enter into operation in Q2 2026.
Toyo Construction is a Japanese general construction company that operates civil and architecture construction businesses both domestically and internationally, and is particularly good at offshore construction, owning a variety of working vessels and constructing a wide range of projects such as container terminals, marine airports. The aim with this vessel is to grow their business within the offshore wind segment.
VARD is one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels. Headquartered in Norway and with approximately 8,000 employees, VARD operates shipbuilding facilities in Norway, Romania, Brazil, and Vietnam. Through its specialized subsidiaries, VARD develops power and automation systems, deck handling equipment, and vessel accommodation solutions, and provides design and engineering services to the global maritime industry.