Marine Log


March 15, 2006

Kleven to build MPDSV for Sealion

Kleven Verft, Ulsteinvik, Norway has signed a contract with Toisa Limited of Bermuda for construction of a sophisticated offshore vessel to be managed by Sealion Shipping of Farnham, U.K.

The vessel is a Multifunctional Diving Support Vessel (MPDSV) of MT 6016 L design, developed in close cooperation between the owner and the yard and designed by Norway's Marin Teknikk.

The vessel is 103.7 meters long and has a beam of 19.7 meters.

With accommodations for up to 100 persons, the vessel will target the market for diving operations world wide and will be equipped with a high capacity crane, moonpool, helideck and saturation dive system.

The contract value is NOK 327 million

Delivery is scheduled for December 2007.

This is the first vessel for Sealion to be built at Kleven Maritime.