Havyard New Ship Technology (HNST) has delivered the latest vessel, Reisa, in a six-ship series of wellboats to Norsk Fisketransport AS. The medium-sized, live-fish vessels, built to Havyard Design & Solutions’ Havtrans design, have been developed for higher salmon capacity, improved fish welfare, and greener operation.
The hull of the 85m-long Reisa was built in Turkey and arrived at HNST’s Leirvik yard a few months behind schedule, owing to pandemic-related delays. However, the vessel has now been fitted out and equipped with three circular tanks of total capacity 3,250m3. This tank configuration, supported by a closed transport and dual-delousing system that includes fresh water treatment, helps to ensure fish welfare and sustained quality, the ship designers said.
The next two vessels in the Havtrans series are due for delivery in the early summer and autumn of this year.