Kleven to build PSV for Ugland OffshoreVessel & ROV News // December 12, 2011
Kleven Maritime has signed a contract with offshore shipowning company Ugland Offshore for the delivery of an advanced PSV. The vessel is to be delivered by Myklebust Yard in June 2012.
“This is a very welcome signing, especially for our employees at Myklebust Yard,” said Ståle Rasmussen, CEO of Kleven Maritime. “This contract will ensure continuity for our workforce.”
The contract is based on a hull already under construction in Poland. Together with other investors, J J Ugland recently returned to the offshore business through Ugland Offshore. Ugland also owns bulk handling vessels, shuttle tankers, barges, operates tugs and is involved in other maritime business.
The VS 485 Mk II PSV vessel will be designed by Wärtsila Ship Design Norway. In addition, Wärtsila will also deliver generator sets, automation and electrical systems.
The vessel’s dead weight is around 5,000 tonnes, with a length of 85m, breadth of 20m and deck area of in excess of 1,000m2. The design meets Clean Design and ice-class ICE C requirements, and the vessel will be equipped for oil recovery, standby and rescue services.
Kleven Maritime has an order book comprising 11 vessels with a total value of more than 4 billion NOK.