Kleven Maritime has won a NOK1.1bn ($180m) contract from Norwegian-based ship owner Eidesvik to build a large offshore subsea construction vessel.

The vessel will be built to the SALT 301 OCV design of Salt Ship Design at Kleven Maritime’s Verft shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.

It will have a length of 145m, width of 31m, accommodate 150 people and will have a carrying capacity of 13,500dwt.

Scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2014, the vessel will be equipped with two offshore cranes, 400t and 100t respectively.

According to Eidesvik, it can exercise the option to build another vessel, which would be delivered by early 2015.

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During the design, the vessel will be incorporated with environmentally friendly features to meet future environmental requirements.

In March this year, Kleven had delivered the LNG-powered vessel Viking Prince to Eidesvik, and in June the company will take delivery of its sister vessel Viking Princess.

Kleven Maritime earlier signed a NOK440m ($72m) contract with Eidesvik Offshore, a unit of Eidesvik, for its fifth platform supply vessel powered by natural gas.

The PSV will be of VS 489 LNG design having a length of 89m, width of 21m and id scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2012.

Earlier this month, Norway-based Sanco Shipping exercised an option with Kleven to build its second seismic vessel.

Kleven Maritime currently has an order book of 11 vessels worth NOK5.5bn ($900m).

Image: The vessel will be built to SALT 301 OCV-design and equipped with offshore crane pair. Photo: Kleven Maritime