Norway’s Kleven Maritime has disclosed a $66 million contract with Remøy Shipping, also of Norway, for a liquefied natural gas-fueled platform supply vessel. The 302-foot (92.2-meter) PSV is to be built at the Kleven Verft yard in Ulsteinvik, and enter service with Statoil.
“Statoil has specified the most advanced environmentally friendly technology for these vessels,” Kleven Maritime CEO Ståle Rasmussen says in a release. “We highly appreciate that Remøy Shipping has chosen Kleven Verft.”
“Competition has been really hard this time, and we chose Kleven Maritime because of their long experience and competence when it comes to building LNG powered vessels. That, combined with the good quality they deliver and competitive terms, was decisive,” said Remøy Shipping managing director Per Gunnar Jarnes.
Wärtsilä Dual Fuel Engines
The vessel is of the VS 4412 DF PSV type from Wärtsila Ship Design Norway, Kleven reports, indicating that it will have four main generator sets – two aft Azimuth propulsion systems two forward tunnel thrusters, all with Wärtsila’s W9L20DF dual fuel engines. It will have a 220-cubic-meter (58,000-gallon) LNG fuel tank.
The 400 million Norwegian krone (NOK) contract includes an option for a second ship of the same type, Kleven says.
Kleven Maritime says it built the world’s first LNG-powered supply vessel, Viking Energy, for Eidesvik Offshore in 2003. It delivered the LNG-powered offshore supply vessel Viking Prince to Eidesvik on March 30, and expects to deliver a sister ship in September.
Kleven Maritime says it now has 14 vessels in its order book for a total value of 6.7 billion Norwegian krone, or some $1.1 billion U.S. at current rates.
Tore Roppen is supply chain director for Kleven Verft.
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Source: Kleven announcements and Fleets & Fuels follow-up