Lloyd’s Register to class Maersk Supply Service anchor handlersVessel & ROV News // November 25, 2014
Lloyd’s Register is to class Maersk Supply Service's anchor handlers ordered at Kleven Verft.
The six vessels (plus four options) placed in the Norwegian yard will be assigned Lloyd’s Register (LR) class notations 100A1, Offshore Supply Ship AHTS, Fire Fighting Ship 1 (2400), Ice Class 1A PS, RD (2.8), *IWS
Steel cutting is expected to begin in June 2015 with the first two vessels delivered in the fourth quarter of 2016 and subsequent deliveries at two-monthly intervals thereafter.
"With this contract, Maersk Supply Service is once again placing a new building order in Norway, and with this we have taken the next step in our extensive newbuilding programme renewing our fleet with focus on large anchor handlers 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 CEO, Carsten Plougmann Andersen.
Morten A Jensen, Marine Client Mananger, LR in Copenhagen, said: "It is great to see yet another order placed by Maersk Supply Service to LR class.
Designed by Salt Ship Design based in Stored, western Norway, initial block assembly for the AHTS will be in Poland but final erection of blocks, outfitting, testing and delivery will be at Kleven in Ulsteinvik, Norway.
The Kleven order follows Maersk Supply Service’s recent order for four subsea support vessels, also to Lloyd’s Register class, at COSCO Dalian.