Maersk Supply Service orders six anchor handlersVessel & ROV News // October 16, 2014
Maersk Supply Service has signed a newbuilding contract with Kleven Maritime for six anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels with options for four additional vessels. All of the vessels are of Salt Ship Design.
The order brings the total number of newbuildings for Maersk Supply Service to 12. Its orderbook already includes five subsea vessels and one AHTS, to be delivered from shipyards in Romania, China and Chile.
“With this contract, Maersk Supply Service is once again placing a newbuilding order in Norway, and has taken the next step in our extensive newbuilding programme, renewing our focus on large AHTS and subsea vessels. The contract now concluded with Kleven is an important part of the realisation of our ambitious growth strategy,” said Maersk Supply Service's CEO Carsten Plougmann Andersen.
"The new vessels will have a fuel efficient and flexible hybrid propulsion system with fixed pitch on all side thrusters, providing high reliability and back-up systems, good fuel economy, low emissions and excellent stationkeeping,” he explained.