Kleven books MPSV order from Malaysian customer

JULY 21, 2014 — Norway's Kleven shipyard has won a contract from Malaysia based IES Pioneer. It covers construction of a Marin Teknikk design 6015 MPSV, outfitted with a crane, helideck and FiFi II. Delivery will be in September 2015. The contract includes an option for delivery of a second vessel for 2016 delivery.

The high end specification vessel has a length of 93.8 meters, a beam of 20.0 meters, a working deck of more than 1,000 sq. meters, and will feature a 150 MT active heave compensated offshore crane, accommodations for 60 persons, CAP 437 compliant helideck , fire-fighting capabilities as well as provisions for ROV operations.

"At Kleven we are very pleased to announce our very first vessel construction contract with a client from South East Asia, showing that we are competitive worldwide based on our quality, punctuality and price," Kleven CEO Ståle Rasmussen said..

The vessel is expected to be contracted by oil & gas operating companies in the ongoing development of deep and newly discovered ultra deep-water hydrocarbon fields of Asia and the Middle East. The MT 6015 MPSV has a proven design and track record in the harsh North Sea environment. On delivery the vessel is expected to ensure that deep and ultra deep-water projects completed on schedule and with reduced weather downtime resulting in significant savings to oil majors and their contractors.