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    Record results for Norway's Kleven Maritime

    Vessel & ROV News // June 3, 2011

    2010 was a "golden year" for Kleven Maritime, the Norwegian shipbuilding group reports.

    The group delivered record results for 2010. Operating profit was NKr 238.7 million, an increase of 96 million compared with 2009, which itself was a record year. Pre-tax profit was NKr 213.8 million, an increase of 9.3 million from 2009.

    Norway’s biggest Norwegian-owned shipbuilding group said it is well on track into 2011 as well. Its orderbook stands at 10 ships, with a combined value of NKr 3.7 billion.

    The company's CEO Ståle Rasmussen said he was "satisfied" with the 2010 results, but emphasises that the company is "working continuously" to increase added value and profitability.

    "Skilled and hard-working employees is key to the success," he said. "Also key is innovation in working methods and production systems.”

    "Through collaboration with customers and suppliers we have found good solutions at both yards in the Kleven Group. 2011 looks promising. The order reserve will keep Kleven Maritime occupied until December 2012. We are also optimistic about future orders,” he said.

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