Norway’s Eidesvik Offshore has exercised a NOK 440 million ($71.2 million) option to build a second LNG fueled PSV at Kleven Maritime. Scheduled for delivery from Kleven’s Ulsteinvik shipyard in 2012, the vessel will be Eidesvik’s fifth platform supply vessel powered by natural gas, confirming the company’s position as the world’s largest provider of LNG powered PSVs.
Like its sister ship, which was ordered in July, the vessel is specially equipped for operations in northern areas and is of VS 489 LNG design.
The two vessels are new generation environmentally friendly PSVs with great emphasis on fuel economy, low emissions and large capacities both below and on deck.
With a length of 90 m and beam of 21 m, they offer a deck space of more and have a deadweight of 6,500 dwt.
Built to ice class ICE C, they are equipped for oil recovery (OIL REC NOFO 2009) and a capacity for standby vessel duties further increases market value.
Four LNG dual fuel engines ensure low NOX emissions (85 percent reduction) and significantly reduce CO2 emissions (25 percent reduction). A new state of the art system for or purifying ballast water is installed.
Wärtsilä is supplying the design, generators, automation and electrical power systems.