Rendering of Bakkafrost's new wellboat (Source: Knud E. Hansen)

Faroe Islands fish company orders wellboat

Glyvrar-based producer of salmon, Bakkafrost, has placed an order with Sefine shipyard in Turkey for a wellboat for live fish transport. The vessel is designed by Danish naval architect Knud E. Hansen.

The fleet expansion is part of the company’s strategy to produce larger quantities of sustainable farmed salmon. The new vessel will be 109m long and 22m wide. It has a capacity of 10,000cu.m for about 1,000 tonnes of salmon. To reduce the company’s carbon footprint, the wellboat will be equipped with battery storage systems to store surplus energy for later use. In addition, the vessel will be connected to land-based electrical sources when moored in harbour, which makes it very quiet in operation. Continuously looking at how the company can reduce the biological risk in its operations, as Bakkafrost states, the vessel will also be equipped with technology that can produce freshwater from seawater.

The wellboat is scheduled to be delivered in 2022.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
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