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    Kleven Verft to build two new multi-purpose vessels for Olympic

    Vessel & ROV News // September 2, 2010

    Kleven Maritime is to build one plus one MT 6015s for Olympic.

    Kleven Maritime in Norway has entered into a contract with Olympic Shipping for delivery of one + one (optional) advanced multi-purpose field supply & construction Vessel of MT 6015 design, a new design developed by Norwegian design company Marin Teknikk AS.

    The vessels are to be built at Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway, with delivery dates set for January and June 2012.

    ”These contracts are highly welcome for Kleven Verft and Kleven Maritime, contributing to our capacity being fully utilized the next two years,” said Kleven Maritime's CEO Ståle Rasmussen.

    In a statement, Kleven Maritime said the vessels "represent a new generation of environmentally friendly and operational state-of-the-art multi-purpose vessels, where much attention is put on fuel economy, low emissions and large capacities both above and below deck."

    They will have Class notation Ice C and will be equipped for oil recovery operations (NOFO 2009). Deadweight is 4,800 tonnes, length 93.8m, beam 20m, deck space 1,060m2. The accommodation area has a capacity of 60 persons.

    The MT 6015s will be built in accordance with the SPS code, and will include facilities that will make the vessel very well suited to ROV and subsea construction work.

    The contracts will bring large subcontracting orders for local suppliers like Hareid Elektriske Teknikk and Rolls-Royce Marine.

    The value of the contract is NKr 385 million per vessel.

    Kleven Maritime now has an orderbook of 10 vessels at a value of NKr 4.5 billion.


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