Hurtigruten to Build Third Expedition Cruise Ship at Kleven Verft

Expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten has signed a memorandum of understanding with its Norwegian shipyard Kleven Verft for the construction of a third hybrid battery-powered expedition cruise ship. The new order is part of agreement signed between Kleven and Hurtigruten in 2016 calling for the construction of two expedition-style cruise ships plus options for two … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Kleven Verft Launches ‘Starfish’ AHTS for Maersk Supply Service

In the video below, Kleven Maritime launches the first of six new anchor handling tugs for Maersk Supply Service. The launch took place on June 10, 2016 at the Kleven Verft shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The vessel is the first of Maersk Supply Service's Starfish-class, with 23,065 Horsepower, 230 tonnes bollard pull, and towing drums designed for 500 tonnes of pull … [Read more...]

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...]

WATCH: Kleven Launches 116-Meter Expedition Yacht

Norwegian shipyard Kleven Verft on Saturday celebrated the launch of its build no. 370 today, a 116-meter long Expedition Support Vessel for New Zealand businessman Graeme Hart. This is the second vessel being built by Kleven for Hart and his family, following the delivery of the 107-meter explorer yacht Ulysses from Kleven Verft in 2015. The Ulysses is currently … [Read more...]

Kleven Verft Launches Diamond Exploration Vessel, SS Nujoma

Kleven Verft has celebrated the launch of a first-of-its-kind diamond sampling and exploration vessel at its shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The $139 million MV SS Nujoma is being built for Demarine Namibia, a 50/50 joint venture involved in marine diamond prospecting and mining. The 113 meter-long diesel-electric powered MV SS Nujoma will have a displacement of … [Read more...]