Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven Maritime has signed a new contract with Rem Offshore, a fishing and supply shipping company based in Fosnavåg, for delivery of a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered offshore vessel. The vessel is of Wärtsilä Ship Design and is scheduled for delivery from Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik in December 2012. Kleven has previously delivered 5 LNG powered ships, and has further three on the order book for future delivery.
“We are optimistic about the market going forward and will continue to target this market – LNG propulsion is environmentally friendly and progressive. In addition, the new ship has good capabilities for loading both on and below deck,” says Åge Remøy of Rem Offshore.
The vessel is of the type VS 499 LNG PSV with a length of 89.6 meters, beam 21.0 meters and a deck space of 1 030m2. Dead weight is around 6 500 tonnes. 4 engines with “dual fuel” propulsion (flexible switch between LNG and diesel propulsion) are environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient.
Furthermore, the vessel is Light ice class (Ice C), equipped for oil recovery (Oil Rec NOFO 2009) and rescue missions (Standby Vessel).
This article primarily compiled using information from a Kleven Maritime press release.