The Her√ły-based company Havyard Group AS has secured a new and prestigious subsea contract with a brand new customer. Forland Shipping`s main offices are located just south of Bergen and is a privately owned shipping company with traditions going back to 1973. The company with 70 employees owns and operates three vessels within offshore and seismic operations.
CEO of Forland Shipping, Arne Magnus Johnsen, is very pleased with their choice in both design and shipyard.

- With a specially designed Havyard design, Forland Shipping continues to develop within the beliefs and values of our company`s founder, the late Ellen Forland. The ship will among other things be playing a leading role in their niche regarding comfort and quality for the people who will be working onboard the vessel. Forland Shipping has great belief in Havyard`s 857 design, combining long traditions of shipbuilding and design with the characteristics future charterers will put emphasis on, says the CEO of Forland Shipping.
The subsea vessel is going to be constructed at Havyard Ship Technology AS in Leirvik, Norway. CEO in Havyard Group AS, Geir Johan Bakke, is delighted with this new contract.
-Havyard Group is very satisfied reaching agreement with Forland Shipping AS about this contract. This will be Havyard`s first contract with this shipping company, and we hope that it is just the start of a long and fruitful relationship. We have already established a good cooperation seen through the product we are presenting today, and it reflects good, solid competence on both sides of the table, says Bakke.

-Havyard 857 is a new design from Havyard Design and we hold great expectations for this type of design. Havyard has previously constructed and delivered similar subsea vessels, such as Seven Havila which was awarded Support Vessel of the Year 2011, Havila Phoenix and Havila Subsea, all vessels doing great for their owners and employers. We therefore feel that we are well-equipped for meeting the challenge of delivering this type of vessel, informs the CEO of Havyard Group.
-This is also an important contract for Havyard Ship Technology AS in Leirvik, Sogn. Their expertise and efficiency make us competitive and able to land contracts of this kind, something which we are very proud of, says Bakke.
The vessel is due to be delivered at the end of August 2013.
In addition to Havyard Design & Engineering delivering design, and Havyard Ship Technology in Leirvik constructing the vessel, Havyard Power & Systems shall also deliver a wide range of products and services for the project, navigational system amongst other things. Moreover, Norwegian Electric Systems, where Havyard is a co-owner, will be responsible for delivery of diesel-electric propulsion.

Length overall:      110 metres
Breadth:               22 metres
Dead weight:                  4750 tonnes
Speed:                           14.5 knots
Deck area:            1000 square metres
Accommodation:  106 persons

For further information, please contact:
Public Relations Manager of Havyard Group AS;
Per-Jan Brekke,
Mobile phone: (+47) 926 64 526