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The last of a series of six ships delivered to Maersk from Kleven

Pressemelding   •   feb 15, 2019 08:30 CET

Godmother Rikke Eskjær and Olav Nakken, CEO of Kleven verft A/S after naming sereminy and delivery of Mærsk Maker. Photo: Olav Thokle - Fotomaritim

The Starfish fleet is complete
Maersk Maker was delivered from Kleven 14 February 2019. This is the sixth and last of a series of six anchor handlers for Maersk Supply Service A/S. Built for operation on deep sea depths, the M-series is equipped with several innovations, some of which have given them a good reputation in the global market. Maersk Maker had a naming ceremony at Kleven yard, with Rikke Eskjær as godmother. The vessel will leave Kleven in a few days, heading to Aberdeen and the spot market in the North Sea.

Statement from the CEO
Olav Nakken, CEO of Kleven Verft AS, is very satisfied with the project as well as with the cooperation with Maersk: “The project has been very important for Kleven as well as for all subcontractors who have been involved. Maersk is a quality and safety conscious customer whom we have learned a lot from, especially with focus on HSE and initiation of machinery system”, says Nakken, adding: “As the Starfish fleet is complete, we take a goodbye with Maersk for now, and of course we wish them welcome back!”

“As some of the newest vessels operating in the offshore support vessel industry, the M-class series have proven their highly advanced capabilities from the moment of delivery. These vessels are building impressive track records within a range of services and we’ve received positive feedback from our customers around the world,” says Chief Executive Officer Steen S. Karstensen, Maersk Supply Service.

Facts about Mærsk Maker
Mærsk Maker is of the Salt 200 type and has an open deck area of more than 800m2, with 102m2 covered deck area as well. She is also equipped with anchor handling winch of 450 tons. This is placed in a closed garage so that the crew and equipment are protected from the rough surrounding the vessel occasionally operates in. Mærsk Maker has ice class and is also prepared for ROV operations and oil cleanup- operations. The traction to the vessel is measured at 260 tons.

For more information, please contact:
Olav Nakken, CEO of Kleven Verft AS – mobile +47 91 63 01 16

About Kleven
Kleven has delivered about 100 advanced vessels for Norwegian and international customers since 2014. After a challenging period in the wake of the decline in the offshore marked, the yard is now owned by Hurtigruten, and has currently two Hurtigruten vessels under construction. There is also a letter of intent on the construction of a third Hurtigruten ship.

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