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    Havila Shipping orders another subsea construction vessel

    Vessel & ROV News // July 4, 2008

    Havyard's 860 construction vessel is the latest in a line of new designs.

    The board of Havila Shipping has announced that it has entered into a contract with Havyard Leirvik shipyard in Norway for the construction of a large subsea construction vessel of the Havyard 860 design. Delivery is planned for the spring of 2011.

    Havila said the newbuilding will have an overall length of 160m, breadth of 28m and will have a cargo deck of 2,400m2.

    The vessel will have accommodation for 140 and will also have a moonpool, two offshore cranes and ROV hangar.

    As of today, Havila Shipping operates 12 vessels, five PSVs, four AHTS vessels, a subsea vessel and two rescue vessels, and has a further 10 vessels under construction for delivery before the end of 2010.

    The Havyard 860 is the largest Havyard design so far, and will have Clean Design class notation satisfying highest environmental requirements and diesel electric propulsion meeting the requirements of DYNPOS AUTRO/DP3.

    Havyard Leirvik reports that it has an orderbook stretching into 2011, and prior to the Havyard 860 design, will deliver 10 other vessels, including another three advanced vessels for work on subsea installations.

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