Olympic Shipping adds advanced subsea vessel to newbuild program at KlevenWritten by Nick Blenkey
15, 2012 — Fosnavag, Norway, headquartered Olympic Shipping AS has added a 115 m subsea support and construction vessel to its newbuilding program at Kleven Maritime AS. Valued at NOK 600 million (about $100 million) the contract calls for August 2013 delivery and includes an option for a further vessel of the same type.
The vessel is to be built at Kleven Maritime’s Kleven Verft shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway, to Marin Tekknik’s MT 6022 MK II design. With a length overall of 115 m and beam of 22 m. it will have accommodations for 110 persons and a 250 ton crane for subsea operations..
“We are in the middle of an extensive building program for Olympic Shipping, and we are delighted that the shipowner now is expanding this with a large, advanced subsea vessel,” says Ståle Rasmussen, CEO Kleven Maritime.
“Environmental considerations and the safety of our crew members are core qualities for us, and our comprehensive building program will ensure that we stay at the very front when it comes to having the most environmental friendly and modern offshore fleet in Norway,” says Stig Remøy, CEO Olympic Shipping.
“Over the last six months we have taken delivery of two newbuilds from Kleven Maritime,” adds Mr. Remøy. “We will take delivery of a third one on June 20, and a fourth in November. We have ordered vessels worth around 2 billion NOK from Kleven Maritime over the last few years. Kleven Maritime has shown that they can compete both on price and quality. In Olympic we highly appreciate the flexibility Kleven has shown.”
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