A new contract is signed between Kleven Maritime and Olympic Shipping to build a new Multifunctional Subsea Support & Construction vessel of the MT6022 MkII design from Marin Teknikk AS. The vessel is to be built on Kleven Maritime’s shipyard Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik Norway. Delivery of the vessel is set to Q3 2013. The contract also includes an option for a further vessel of the same type.
The vessel has a length of 115 m and a width of 22 m, with accommodation for a total of 110 persons. The ship is equipped with a 250 T offshore crane that can work down to 3000m ocean dept, arranged with 2 of Work ROV (unmanned submarines) and 1 Observation ROV.
The design is according to the latest rules applicable to such ships. To be special mentioned is the SPS code/regulations, with the latest requirements for damage stability. With this legislation in place, the ship can work in all areas where it currently operates exploration and production of oil and gas.
It is particularly gratifying to have this contract in the region, as there are players who are located in the vicinity of Marin Teknikk. This is also good news to many equipment suppliers to the project. The trend at Kleven Maritime is towards more of the work of such a project is carried out in Norway. This is a positive development in terms of recruitment to the industry.