Eidesvik to Build New Gas Powered Vessel

Eidesvik has entered into a contract to build the fourth platform supply vessel powered by natural gas, again proving it has a strong commitment to green solutions.

The contract is between Eidesvik Offshore ASA subsidinary Eidesvik Supply AS and Kleven Maritime AS. The new building is a natural gas powered Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) type: VS 489 LNG, 89 meters long and 21 meters wide. The vessel is to be delivered in the spring of 2012. Contract value is close to NOK 440 million.

Eidesvik has an option to build another VS 489 LNG vessel for delivery in third quarter of 2012 for the same price. The vessel is designed for low fuel consumption. "With this new vessel Eidesvik strengthens its position as a leading shipping company as regardsbuilding and managing environmental friendly offshore vessels", says CEO Jan Fredrik Meling.