About us

Aquaculture and fisheries by VARD
– together for a sustainable and stronger performance

VARD has a proven record as a high-quality shipbuilder, serving diversified markets with a broad range of vessels. VARD has dedicated its Vard Aukra yard together with the equipment provider Vard Aqua (formerly Storvik Aqua) to form a strong player within aquaculture. Through the integration, we have strengthened our offering and stepped up our commitment within aquaculture. Working closely with our customers, we develop vessels, fish farming technology and solutions to help build sustainable and efficient operations – inshore, offshore, at sea and on land.

As a responsible business partner, VARD works with you to ensure sustainability as well as a strong business performance. We promise to:

  • Deliver proven, adaptable and easy-to-use solutions designed for safety, comfort and sustainable fish health
  • Utilize digital data and provide solutions for optimal fish farming operations
  • Be your trusted partner: easy to deal with before, under and after deliveries

Our ambition is to be a catalyst for aquaculture industry growth. Together, we can strengthen your performance.

Vard Aukra was established in Aukra, Norway, back in 1949. The yard is well-known for its deliveries of fishing vessels, ferries, chemical tankers, offshore vessels and other highly specialized vessels. Vard Aukra has developed a new portfolio ranging from service boats, barges and operation platforms to large fish feed carriers and live fish carriers for the aquaculture industry.

Vard Aqua (formerly Storvik Aqua) is a leading equipment supplier with more than 30 years experience within aquaculture. The company’s operations in Norway, Scotland and Chile, provide products and solutions within biomass control, feeding, oxygen as well as measurement and control of the cage environment.

Other specialized companies involved in the group’s aquaculture products and technology development is Vard Design, Vard Electro and ICD.

VARD is one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels. Headquartered in Norway and with 9,000 employees, VARD operates nine strategically located shipbuilding facilities, including five in Norway, two in Romania, one in Brazil and one in 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.