JUNE 6, 2012 — Norway's Kleven Maritime has signed a contract with Ugland Offshore on the delivery of a platform supply vessel of SALT 100 PSV design. The vessel is to be delivered from the Kleven Verft shipyard in Ulsteinvik in first quarter 2014. The contract also includes an option for a second vessel.
Currently Kleven Maritime's Myklebust Verft shipyard has a PSV of VS 485 MK II design under construction for Ugland, to be delivered end June this year
The new vessel, designed by Salt Ship Design AS at Stord, Norway, is 88.9 m long, 20 m in width and with accommodations for 24 persons. The new Salt 100 design includes a number of new solutions, and is tailor made to meet oil companies' requirements for modern PSVs.
SALT 100 combines innovation in design and technology to improve operating costs, improve safety and secure more efficient operations. Fuel consumption is low, and the vessel will be the first of its kind to incorporate a new and more efficient cargo handling solution. .
"We highly appreciate that Ugland again has chosen a Kleven-built vessel for their fleet," says Ståle Rasmussen, CEO of Kleven Maritime. "This is a vote of confidence to everyone in our organisation. Ugland is a company with strong traditions in the maritime industry, and we look forward to continuing the great cooperation we have established."
J.J.Ugland returned to the offshore industry when it established Ugland Offshore in 2011. Ugland also owns bulk handling vessels, shuttle tankers and barges
Kleven Maritime now has an order book comprising 12 vessels with a total value of around NOK 6 billion