Vard Braila is one of the two shipyards in Romania belonging to VARD group, which is, at its turn, part of Fincantieri group. The main purpose of VARD is to remain the preferred partner for the clients and to offer the most advanced solutions on the offshore and specialized market.
VARD has been established, has built and is building on trust. As Braila was a famous Romanian trading centre, the shipbuilding found favourable conditions here. The shipyard was established in the year 1940 and is located on the left side of the Danube, at the upstream limit of maritime Danube.
The shipyard’s facilities allow simultaneous mounting and repairing of 12 vessels, launching and lifting of vessels on a launching ramp driven by hydraulic winches, outfitting of vessels alongside quays having a total length of 1300 meters, manoeuvring with cranes and travelling cranes of 15 and 50 tons. The shipyard has an integrated management system, in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001 regarding the quality management systems, OHSAS 18001 regarding occupational health and security, and ISO 14001 regarding the environment management system.
During the last 10 years, over 25 million Euro have been invested in infrastructure, production lines and design software and equipment. A special attention was paid to improving of the working conditions for all employees. The shipyard in Braila is one of the first industrial companies established in Braila, still under operation at present. The name was changed many times, but never the core activity. Today, refreshed and modernized, the shipyard is ready for new voyages.