Kleven to build PSV prepared for Arctic operationsYard News // January 24, 2014
Kleven in Norway has signed a contract with Rem Offshore for construction of a PSV specially designed to operate in Arctic conditions.
The VS 485 Mk III Arctic design includes a number of features for ice prevention and de-icing. The hull and propulsion systems will have ICE-1B class.
"We appreciate the close cooperation we have with Rem Offshore, and the fact that they again have chosen to order a new vessel from Kleven," said Ståle Rasmussen, the company's CEO.
"When this ship gets delivered in the second quarter of 2015 it will be vessel number 18 from Kleven to Rem since 2006. It is a unique story," said Mr Rasmussen. "Our two organisations know each other very well, ensuring a smooth building process."
"It is a pleasure for us to be able to use a local ship yard and local suppliers, and our experience with this design is solid," said Rem Offshore's owner Åge Remøy.
The vessel is a Wärtsila Ship Design design.