Nordlaks in Stokmarknes, Norway, has ordered a new hybrid/LNG live fish carrier (wellboat) to be built at the Tersan shipyard in Turkey. Rolls-Royce has been commissioned to provide equipment, which have been designed by NSK Ship Design.
The new, environment-friendly wellboat will transport live salmon from the offshore fish farm to the onshore processing facility. The wellboat will be fitted with four LNG engines, as well as propulsion and Dynamic Positioning (DP) system from Rolls-Royce. Capable of carrying over 600 tons of live salmon, the wellboat will substantially increase Nordlaks’s transport capacity.
“By choosing a hybrid solution that includes our well-proven Bergen gas engines and the energy-efficient Promas propeller system, Nordlaks and NSK Ship Design have taken a long-term perspective with regard to both environmental and financial performance,” explained Ottar Ristesund, Rolls-Royce, SVP Propulsion Sales – Marine.
“In addition, they have specified a propeller solution that provides the best possible maneuverability – whether the vessel is serving traditional fish farms in Norway’s fjords or the new installations located in rougher waters offshore. Combined with the DP system, this means the vessel produces low emissions and will run efficiently for many years,” added Ristesund.