Kleven Delivers New Subsea Monster to Eidesvik

Offshore vessel owners around the world are so jealous right now of Eidesvik.

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Viking Neptune, image: Helge Brandal/Eidesvik

The Norwegian offshore vessel owner accepted delivery today of the 145 meter long construction vessel Viking Neptune from Kleven AS shipyard.

This ice-class 1B vessel is kitted out for serious offshore work with two cranes of 400 ton and 100 ton capacities, respectively, and a carousel for laying flexible pipe with capacity of 4400 tons.

Technip has snatched her up for a 180 day contract set to begin in March.  The vessel is equipped with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) operated by Reach Subsea and the vessel will be manned by Eidesvik marine personnel.

Fun facts about the Viking Neptune:

  • Designed by Salt Ship Design
  • 13,000 tons deadweight
  • Accommodations for 150
  • Has a swimming pool (according to Eidesvik!)
  • 9 propellers
  • Fully loaded at 29,000 tons
  • 2 ROVs