Green Yard Kleven in Norway has announced that it has signed a contract with Brazilian shipowner Oceanica to convert two Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) for operations with Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROVs) and an offshore crane.
The two vessels, both of Marin Teknikk MT6009 design, were recently purchased by Oceanica. One is already at Green Yard Kleven, and the other will arrive at the shipyard in the next few days. The renovation is expected to be completed towards the end of the year and work will begin immediately.
After the conversion, the vessels will operate in Brazil in deep water. The Brazilian company Oceanica specializes in the inspection, intervention and monitoring of offshore underwater structures.
“The contract was established in close collaboration with Marin Teknikk AS, and they will now work with design and engineering on the refurbishment project. Over the years, the shipyard has built dozens of vessels in conjunction with Marin Teknikk, and we appreciate that our good collaboration continues,” said Karl Johan Barstad, Retrofit Sales Manager at Green Yard Kleven.
Green Yard Kleven and Oceanica both invest heavily in sustainable solutions. Among other things, the equipment will be reused within the framework of the project. For example, offshore cranes are second-hand and will be rebuilt to current specifications and at the right time of delivery.
“There are many benefits to rebuilding existing vessels, using recycled materials and reusing equipment for conversions. This will save resources and reduce both costs, emissions and the amount of waste. Without compromising on quality,” Barstad said.
“Getting this contract gave us a good and happy start after the holidays, says Hans Jørgen FedogCEO of Green Yard Kleven. “This was good news. The mission is increasing our order pipeline, although we still have the capacity to take on more projects. We are grateful for the trust and the mission and look forward to working with all partners involved.”