ABB orders cable-laying vessel from Kleven

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.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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