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    Glut of support vessel work for Norwegian naval architect

    Vessel & ROV News // August 26, 2005

    Norwegian naval architects Marin Teknikk - who are well known for their MT Series of PSVs and anchor handlers and related vessel types - have secured a glut of work for designs for offshore support vessels in the past month.

    Aker Yards has signed a contract with Olympic Shipping AS, Fosnavaag, for a MT 6009 multi-purpose field supply vessel scheduled for delivery in December 2006. Marin Teknikk will deliver the design and engineering package for the vessel. The hull will be built at Aker Braila in Romania and completed at Aker Aukra. The MPFSV has a length of 74.30m and beam of 16.4m, with a deadweight of approximately 3,300 tons. This is the second MT design for Olympic Shipping currently under construction at Aker Yards. The other is a larger design, of type MT 6016. The MT 6009 is somewhat smaller than the well known MT 6000, with diesel-electric propulsion, excellent sea keeping, and a high level of flexibility.

    Marin Teknikk has also secured a new contract with O H Meling & Co AS and Kleven Maritime AS for delivery of a design and engineering package for a MT6000 MkII, this vessel being a multipurpose, field supply and pipe carrier. The vessel has a length of 85.65m and beam of 19.7m. The ship will be built at Kleven Verft, and will also be a diesel electric vessel with a deck area of 932m2. Below deck it is arranged for a wide range of various tanks categories. This is the first MT-Design for O H Meling & Co, who are located in Stavanger. The vessel is due to be delivered in December 2006.

    Earlier in August, Marin Teknikk signed a contract with Kleven Maritime and Rem Maritime AS in Fosnavåg for delivery of a design and engineering package for a MT 6016 multipurpose, field supply and pipe carrier.

    This vessel has a length of 92.95m and beam of 19.7m, with accommodation for 50. The ship will also be diesel electric and prepared for operation in Arctic regions. The deck area is 1,050m2. Below deck it is arranged for a range of various liquid cargoes.

    This is the third MT-Design for REM Maritime AS, and the vessel is due to be delivered in September 2006.




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