Eidesvik has today entered into a contract with Kleven Maritime for building of a large subsea vessel with delivery Q2 2014. The contract has a value of above 1 billion NOK (USD 165 million) and is the largest single investment in the company’s history.
The vessel has a length of 145 m and a beam of 31 m. It is equipped with 2 offshore cranes on 400 MT and 100 MT respectively. Deadweight is 13500 MT. Furthermore the vessel is prepared for operation in artic waters.
The vessel is developed by Eidesvik in close cooperation with SALT Ship Design and Kleven Maritime with make SALT 301 OCV. Throughout the design period there has been a high focus on environmental friendly solutions and the vessel is well prepared to meet any future environmental requirements, also in vulnerable areas.
“We have a firm belief in the market for this type of vessel, and we are very confident that this is a correct strategic step for the company”, says Jan Fredrik Meling, Chief Executive Officer, Eidesvik Offshore ASA.
“This enhances our position as a leading operator of subsea vessels.”
It is expected that this investment will strengthen the company’s profitability substantially. It will create 50 new job opportunities and will increase the activity considerably for Eidesvik.
Eidesvik has option for building of a sister vessel for delivery early 2015.
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Kleven Maritime will carry out an extensive remodeling of the offshore vessel Rem Fortune, from the platform service vessel into the multi-purpose support vessel.
The vessel is currently placed at Myklebust Yard in Gursken, where it should be mounted with a 100-ton offshore crane. Reconstruction also includes installation of the helideck, opening of the moon-pool, installation of the 8-ton auxiliary crane, anti-heeling system and the ROV equipment. The vessel will be ready for delivery in mid-March.
Myklebust Yard is a combination yard that rates on both a new construction and repair and service operations, and the activity at the yard is very high these days, with five boats at the dock. Kleven Maritime has invested 70 million in new dock coming to Myklebust Yard in the spring. This is a strategically important initiative that sets the yard in a position to take on even greater after-market work for the offshore industry. The dock can take vessels up to 170 meters in length and 28.5 meters in width and has a lifting capacity of 15 000 tons, which is about double the current capacity of Myklebust Yard.
There is an agreement for the sale of Rem Fortune from Rem Offshore ASA to Marine Platforms Limited.
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