Brazilian submarine specialist Oceânica has signed a contract that will see Norway’s Green Yard Kleven convert two Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) for operations in Brazil with ROVs and offshore cranes.
The vessels are both Marin Tekknik MT 6009 design, the built in 2009 CF fortune (MT6009 MkII) and built it in 2008 Norman Sira (MT6009 L) – announced for sale by Solstad Rederi AS on 9 August.
One is already at Green Yard Kleven, and the other will arrive at the shipyard in the next few days.
“The contract was drawn up in close collaboration with Marin Teknikk AS, and they will now work on the design and engineering of the renovation project,” says Karl Johan Barstad, renovation sales manager at Green Yard Kleven. “Over the years, the shipyard has built dozens of vessels in collaboration with Marin Teknikk, and we appreciate that our good collaboration continues.”
Green Yard Kleven and Oceânica are committed to providing sustainable solutions and the equipment will be reused in the project. For example, offshore cranes are in use 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,” says Barstad. “This will save resources and reduce both costs, emissions and the amount of waste, without compromising quality.”
The renovation is expected to be completed towards the end of the year and work will begin immediately.