Kleven Verft to build another AHTS for Rem MaritimeNews // September 29, 2005
Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik in Norway has signed a contract with Norwegian owner Rem Maritime for the construction of a UT712L anchor handler designed by Rolls-Royce working in close cooperation with the owner and the yard.
The vessel is 78.30m long, with a beam of 17.20m, bollard pull of 190 tonnes and 400 tonne winch. The vessel will be delivered in January 2007.
Rolls-Royce will supply the main engines, propellers, deck machinery, stabilising systems, side thrusters, dynamic positioning and automation systems.
"The vessel has a number of functions and facilities making it well suited for advanced anchor handling tasks and other subsea operations”, said Åge Remøy, Managing Director of REM Maritime.
The owner is currently building three offshore vessels at Kleven Verft for delivery in 2006, as well as one UT755L under construction at another yard.
“Through this contract we have once again proved that cooperation between owner, designers, equipment manufacturers and yard in this region yields results”, said Jørn Heltne, managing director of Roll-Royce Ship Technology - Offshore, which is also based in Ulsteinvik.
“This contract shows that Kleven is competitive and that local cooperation is a key factor”, said Ståle Rasmussen, Managing Director of Kleven Verft.
The yard now has a totla of nine offshore vessels on its order book, four of which are for Rem Maritime.