July 5, 2010
Kleven Maritime books PSV contracts
Norway's Kleven Maritime has won platform supply vessel contracts from Eidesvik Offshore and from Meling Supply AS.
The Eidesvik order covers the delivery of an advanced PSV of VS 489 LNG design for delivery in the first quarter of 2012, with an option for a second vessel for fourth quarter 2012.
The order for Meling is for one multifunctional PSV of the VS 485 design for delivery February 28, 2011. This is the third VS 485 contract won by Kleven Maritime within a month .
The Eidesvik vessels are to be outfitted at Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik. They represent a new generation of environmentally friendly platform service vessels with great emphasis on fuel economy, low emissions and large capacities both below and on deck. Light ice class (ICE C) makes them suitable for northern waters. Sophisticated equipment for oil recovery (OIL REC NOFO 2009) and capacity for standby vessel further increases their market value.
Deadweight is 6 500 tons, length 90 meters, beam 21 meters, deck space more than 1 050 sq.m. Four LNG dual fuel engines ensure low NOX emissions (85% reduction) and significantly reduce CO2 emissions (25% reduction).
A new state of the art system for purifying ballast water is installed, a requirement to be implemented for vessels of this kind.
The contract value is NOK 440 million for the first vessel.
The VS 485 for Meling Supply AS will be outfitted at Kleven Maritime's Myklebust shipyard in Gursken, Norway.
Again, this is a new generation PSV with a design emphasis on low emissions, fuel economy and optimized cargo capacity both above and below deck. Ice class ICE C makes the vessel suitable for operations in the north, and oil recovery equipment (OIL REC) adds further value to the vessel in the market. Deadweight is around 4 500 tons, loa 88 meters, beam 20 meters, deck space about 1 000 sq.m. The vessel has accommodations and certification for 64 persons. The hull is prepared for installation of crane and helicopter deck.
The contract value is approx. NOK 375 million.
Kleven Maritime now has an order book of 11 vessels at a total value of NOK 5.3 billion.