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Maersk Supply Service places large order for 6 ships

The Maersk Group's offshore carrier has signed a new contract with Norwegian Kleven Maritime for six anchor handling vessels. The order brings the carrier's orderbook to a total of 12 vessels.

Maersk Supply Service has signed a new major contract with Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven Maritime A/S for a total of six anchor handling tug vessels (AHTS), with options for four additional vessels, says Maersk Supply Service in a statement on Thursday.

The new order brings the carrier's combined orderbook to a total of 12 vessels, including five so-called Subsea Support Vessels and an additional anchor handling vessel from shipyards in Romania, China and Chile.

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