ABB Marine has ordered an advanced cable laying vessel from Norway’s Kleven Verft shipyard. The value of the contract was not disclosed.
The 140-metre-long vessel is due for delivery in 2017, and will be built to the SALT 306 CLV design, developed by Salt Ship Design in Stord, Norway.
“This project is a great example of the strength of Norwegian ship design and shipbuilding in tough international competition. Close cooperation between ABB, Salt Ship Design and Kleven has resulted in a vessel that is future-oriented, competitive and highly innovative,” said Ståle Rasmussen, Kleven’s CEO, in a statement.
“This is a large and very important contract for Kleven, in a time where shipbuilding contracts in general are few. Adding to our orderbook yet another contract for markets outside the traditional offshore segment is also of great importance,” Rasmussen continued.