Volstad’s Newbuild Named

Volstad's Newbuild Named

More than 2000 people turned up when Volstad Maritime and Kleven invited the local community on board Grand Canyon II this weekend.

The vessel’s Godmother, Mary-Lou Meixner, broke the champagne bottle, at first attempt, wishing vessel and crew a safe journey.

Grand Canyon II is the first of two sister vessels Klevens yard in Gursken, Myklebust Verft, are delivering to Ålesund-based ship owner Volstad. Both vessels are designed by Ålesund based design company Skipsteknisk.

The vessels are 126 m long, and with accommodation for 104 persons. In addition to the vessel’s 250 t crane for subsea installation work, the vessel also has a swimming pool, libraries, saunas, gym and a cinema with 50 seats, ensuring a pleasant stay on board.

Myklebust Verft is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year. In addition to the two construction vessels for Volstad, the yard also has a seismic vessel for GC Rieber under construction. Up to 1000 people have been working at Myklebust Verft this spring.

Image: Kleven