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    Eidesvik Offshore orders LNG-fuelled PSVs

    Vessel & ROV News // July 6, 2010

    The first of Eidesvik's LNG-fuelled newbuilds will be delivered next year.

    Kleven Maritime has entered into a contract with Eidesvik Offshore for the delivery of a VS 489 LNG design PSV. The contract also included an option for another similar vessel.

    The vessels are to be outfitted at Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway. Deliveries are set for the first quarter of 2011 and fourth quarter of 2012.

    Kleven describes the new vessels as a new generation of environmentally friendly PSV with great emphasis on fuel economy, low emissions and large capacities both below and on deck.

    Light ice class (ICE C) makes them suitable for northern waters. Sophisticated equipment for oil recovery (OIL REC NOFO 2009) and capacity for standby vessel further increases market value. The new vessels will have a deadweight of 6,500 tonnes, length of 90m, beam of 21m, and deck space more than 1,050 m2.

    Four LNG dual fuel engines will ensure low NOX emissions (an 85 per cent reduction) and significantly reduce CO2 emissions (a 25 per cent reduction).

    The yard said a new state of the art ballast water treatment system would also be installed.

    Wärtsilä is to supply the design, generators, automation and electrical power systems. The contracts will also provide orders for major local suppliers including Hareid Elektriske Teknikk and Brunvoll.


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