Norway’s Rem Offshore ASA has entered into a newbuilding contract with shipbuilder Kleven Maritime. It covers the construction of one gas-fueled platform supply vessel of the VS 499 LNG design. The new contract increases Kleven Maritime’s order backlog to 9 vessels worth a total of NOK 3.3 billion.
The PSV will be delivered from the Kleven Verft AS shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway, in December 2012.
It will have a length of 89.6 meters and a breadth of 21 meters. The cargo deck area is 1,030 sq.m. and dead weight is around 6,500 tonnes.
The vessel will have four dual fuel engines with (flexible switch between LNG and diesel propulsion)and will be environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient. Furthermore, the vessel will be built to light ice class (Ice C) and will be equipped for oil recovery (Oil Rec NOFO 2009) and rescue missions (Standby Vessel).
Kleven is currently building two VS 485 Mk II design vessels for Rem Offshore for 2011 delivery and has previously delivered 11 ships to the company. It is thus a long running partnership which has now been extended with yet another vessel.
Kleven has previously delivered five LNG fueled ships, and has another three on the order book for future delivery. “We are optimistic about the market going forward and will continue to target this market – LNG propulsion is environmentally friendly and progressive. In addition, the new ship has good capabilities for loading both on and below deck,” says Åge Remøy of Rem Offshore.
May 2, 2011