Norway: Kleven Maritime Builds PSV for Ugland Offshore

Kleven Maritime has signed a contract with offshore ship owning company Ugland Offshore on the delivery of an advanced platform supply vessel. The vessel is to be delivered from Myklebust Yard in June 2012.

“This is a very welcome signing, especially for our employees at Myklebust Yard,” says Ståle Rasmussen, CEO of Kleven Maritime. “This contract will ensure continuity for our workforce.

The contract is based on a hull already under construction in Poland.

Together with other investors, J.J.Ugland (JJUC) now has returned to the offshore business through the establishing of Ugland Offshore. Ugland also owns bulk handling vessels, shuttle tankers, barges, operates tugs and is involved in other maritime business.

The type VS 485 MK II PSV vessel is designed by Wärtsila Ship Design Norway, and in addition to design Wärtsila will also deliver generator sets, automation and electrical systems.

The vessel’s dead weight is around 5,000 tons, length 85 meters, width 20 m and the deck area is in excess of 1000 m2. The design meets Clean Design and ice-class ICE C requirements, and the vessel is equipped for oil recovery, stand-by and rescue services.

Kleven Maritime has an order book comprising 11 vessels with a total value of more than 4 billion NOK.

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Offshore Energy Today Staff , December 11 , 2011; Image: Kleven Maritime

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