NOVEMBER 27, 2014—Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven Verft A/S, Ulsteinvik, recently delivered the 92.2m Rem Eir, what is believed to currently be the world’s largest LNG-fueled Platform Supply Vessel, to Rem Shipping.
Based on a VS 4412 design, Rem Eir will go on long-term charter with Statoil. The Rem Eir has an overall length of 92.2 meters, beam of 20 meters, and deck area of 1,080 m2. The Rem Eir is classed by DNV GL DnV, 1A1, Offshore Service Vessel +, Supply, SF, DYNPOSAUTR, E0, ESV-DP (HIL), ESV-PMS (HIL), GAS FUELLED,
CLEAN DESIGN, COMF-V(3) & C(3), LFL*, NAUT OSV(A), DK (10t/m2) and HL (2.8).
The main generator sets are Wartsila W9L20DF engines that each generate 1,521 kW.
Check out this slick Youtube video of the Rem Eir by clicking here.
Family owned, Kleven Verft was the first Norwegian shipyard to received ISO 14001 environmental certification in April 2013. Between its Kleven Verft and Myklebust shipyards, Kleven’s current order book stretches in 2017, with 18 offshore service vessels on order. The orders include six Anchor Handling Tug Supply ships, two ESVs, one subsea mining vessel, six Offshore Construction Vessels, one seismic vessel, one PSV, and one Multipurpose Supply Vessel.
The Rem Eir might not hold its title of world’s largest LNG-powered PSV for long. That’s because the Harvey Energy, which has an overall length of reportedly 310 feet (about 94.48 meters), will be delivered shortly by Gulf Coast Shipyards Group, Gulfport, MS, to New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International Marine. The Harvey Energy, currently going through sea trials and one of Marine Log’s Distinctive Vessels of 2014, is the first of six dual fuel PSVs being built by Gulf Coast Shipyard Group and classed by ABS. The Harvey Energy is based on a design by Vard Marine, Inc. (formerly STX Marine), with offices in Vancouver, Ottawa, and Houston. Vard Marine is a Fincantieri company.