Norway’s Sanco Shipping AS has signed a contract with Kleven Maritime for one seismic ship with an option for a second. The contract takes Kleven Maritime’s order reserve to 11 ships worth a total of about 4.2 billion NOK.
Designed by Skipsteknisk AS in Ålesund, the ST 324 CE type ship is to be delivered in May 2013 and has the following measurements: length: 88.9 m; beam: 21.5 m; deadweight: 2 700 tonnes.
Kleven Maritime, Norway’s biggest Norwegian-owned shipbuilding group, has announced three new contracts since the beginning of May with a combined value of about 1.2 billion NOK. The group has attracted attention going against the flow in Norwegian shipbuilding, increasingly moving production from abroad back to its two Norwegian shipyards.
“It is very gratifying to both Kleven Maritime and Myklebust Verft that Sanco Shipping has chosen a local partner. I think that this also helps underline the strength of the local maritime cluster,” says Kleven Maritime CEO Ståle Rasmussen..
It is Kleven Maritime’s shipyard in the municipality Sande, Myklebust Verft, which will equip the vessels. Thus, Sanco Shipping which is also based in Sande, did not have to search far to find a shipyard to help renew their fleet.
“Quality and safety in delivery is crucial to us, and it is great that we can find it with providers based in our local area,” says Sanco CEO Ivar Slettevoll.
June 9, 2011