Norway’s Kleven announced it has signed a shipbuilding contract with Malaysian based joint venture company IES Pioneer Ltd.
The vessel is of Norwegian design company MarinTeknikk’s MT 6015 MPSV design and will be outfitted with a crane, helideck and FiFi II. The high end specification vessel has a length of 93.8 meters, a beam of 20 meters, a working deck of more than 1,000 square meters, and will feature a 150-metric-ton active heave compensated offshore crane, accommodation for 60 persons, CAP 437 compliant helideck , fire-fighting capabilities as well as provisions for ROV operations.
Delivery is scheduled for September 2015. The contract also includes an option for a second vessel to be constructed and delivered in 2016.
Kleven CEO Ståle Rasmussen said,“We are very pleased to announce our very first vessel construction contract with a client from Southeast Asia, showing that we are competitive world wide based on our quality, punctuality and price.”
The vessel is expected to be contracted by oil and gas operating companies in the ongoing development of deep and newly discovered ultra deepwater hydrocarbon fields of Asia and the Middle East. The multipurpose and highly versatile vessel has a proven design and track record in the harsh North Sea environment. On delivery the vessel is expected to ensure deep and ultra deepwater projects completed on schedule and with reduced weather downtime resulting in significant savings to oil majors and their contractors.