Kleven in Aker Wayfarer Conversion

Kleven’s Myklebust Verft in Gursken, Norway, has signed a contract for modification of the Aker Wayfarer vessel to become a deepwater subsea equipment support vessel (SESV).

The contract is entered into with Ocean Yield ASA, a ship owning company with investments within oil-service and industrial shipping. The vessel is under long term charter with AKOFS Offshore.

At Myklebust Verft, the vessel will be modified in order to become a deepwater subsea equipment support vessel, allowing it to install and retrieve subsea trees and modules, including subsea structures and manifolds.

157 m long and 27 m wide, Aker Wayfarer will be the largest vessel that has been in dock at Myklebust Verft.

“We acquired this dock two years ago, in order to facilitate service, repair and rebuilding of larger offshore vessels, just like Aker Wayfarer,” says Ståle Rasmussen, CEO of Kleven. “Myklebust Verft’s location, in the very heart of the maritime cluster at Sunnmøre, is a great advantage for all parties involved, and this project serves as a great example of local cooperation between Kleven, Vard and Rolls-Royce.”

Aker Wayfarer is designed by Vard Design, and delivered from Vard Søviknes in 2010.

The Aker Wayfarer is due to begin operations after completion of the modification work scheduled within Q4 2016.

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