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AHT for Rem Maritime

September 29, 2006

Rem orders anchor handler from Kleven Verft

Kleven Verft, Ulsteinvik, Norway, has signed a contract with Norwegian owner Rem Maritime for the building and delivery of one new, sophisticated offshore vessel.

The contract value is around NOK 270 million(US $41.5 million).

The vessel is an anchor handling vessel (AHT) of the Rolls-Royce UT 712 L design. Delivery is set for January 2007.

The vessel is 78.30 m long, with a beam of 17.20 m, and with a bollard pull of 190 tonnes and lifting capacity on the main winch of 400 tonnes.

The design has been developed in close cooperation with the owner and the yard

In addition to the UT-Design, Rolls-Royce will supply main engines, propellers, deck machinery, stabilizing systems, side thrusters, dynamic positioning and automation systems, all for a contract value of more than NOK 100 million (US $15 million). The vessel is an improved version of previous designs of this vessel by Rolls-Royce, with excellent operational performance.

"The vessel has a number of functions and facilities making it well suited for advanced anchor handling tasks and other sub sea operations", comments Rem Maritime Managing Director Age Remoy

Rem Maritime is currently building three offshore vessels at Kleven Verft for delivery in 2006, as well as a UT755L under construction at another yard.

"Through this contract we have once again proved that cooperation between owner, designers, equipment manufacturers and yards in this region yields results,", says Jorn Heltne, managing director of Roll-Royce Ship Technology-Offshore in Ulsteinvik.

"This contract shows that Kleven is competitive and that local cooperation is a key factor,"says Kleven Verft Managing Director Stale Rasmussen.

Kleven Verft now has nine offshore vessels on its order book, four of these for Rem Maritime.

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