Kleven to Build Up to Four Expedition Vessels for Hurtigruten

Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven Maritime has signed an agreement with tour company Hurtigruten Cruises to build up to four expedition-style ships. Hurtigruten Cruises, based in Narvik, Norway, offers car and passenger service along Norway's rugged west coast, as well as upscale cruise vacations to Norwegian fjords, Antarctica, Iceland, Greenland, and the … [Read more...]

DC Power Grid Installed on Norwegian PSV…Thomas Edison Would be Pleased

American inventor Thomas Edison would be quite pleased at the recent news from Zurich-based ABB. An early champion of direct-current (DC) electricity, Edison and financier J.P. Morgan made huge investments into the push for the widespread use of DC electricity in the United States.  In the end, of course, Nicola Tesla's alternating current won out. Things have evolved … [Read more...]

New Expedition Support Vessel Combines Offshore Performance with a Touch of Luxury

Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven Maritime and designer Marin Teknikk have secured what they are calling a "landmark new contract" to design and build a high specification Expedition Support Vessel (ESV), specially designed for adventurers who will settle for nothing but the most luxurious digs. The 107-meter ESV is custom designed for power and ruggedness while on long … [Read more...]

Remøy Shipping Places $65 Million Order for New LNG-Powered PSV

Over the weekend, Kleven Maritime signed a 400 million NOK (USD $65M) contract with Remøy Shipping for a new Wärtsila-designed, LNG powered platform supply vessel to be built at Kleven Verft Shipyard. “We highly appreciate that Remøy Shipping has chosen Kleven Verft for their latest project,” said StÃ¥le Rasmussen, CEO of Kleven Maritime. “Statoil has … [Read more...]

Norway’s Kleven Maritime Bags Another Order, This Time a PSV for Ugland

It's shaping up to be a good week for Kleven Maritime.   Yesterday, the Norwegian shipbuilder announced that it will build a US$180 million subsea construction vessel Eidesvik.  Now today, Kleven says it has landed another order from Ugland Offshore, this time for PSV with the option for a second. Kleven did not disclose the value of the contract, but the order brings … [Read more...]