Brunvoll will deliver Tunnel Thrusters for a new 140 m long cable laying vessel. The vessel is of SALT 306 CLV design from Salt Ship Design in Stord, Norway.
ABB has ordered the world’s most advanced cable-laying vessel to boost the capacity of its submarine cable operations while achieving greater efficiency and precision. The new ship will be custom-built to ABB specifications and measure approximately 140 by 30 meters.
«This project is a great example of the strength of Norwegian ship design and ship building 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 inovative,» said Ståle Rasmussen, Kleven’s CEO.
Large and important
«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» Mr Rasmussen said.
A number of local suppliers from the maritime cluster on the Norwegian north-west coast will contribute to the project. Among them are Brunvoll
, Hareid Group and ABB Marine in Ulsteinvik. The vessel is to be delivered from Kleven Verft in 2017.