Kongsberg to design and equip wellboat


Kongsberg Maritime will design and equip the third Sølvtrans wellboat in a series to be built by Myklebust Verft Photo: Kongsberg MaritimeKongsberg Maritime will design and equip the third Sølvtrans wellboat in a series to be built by Myklebust Verft Photo: Kongsberg Maritime



Kongsberg Maritime has signed a NOK45 million contract to design and equip the third wellboat in a series to be built for Sølvtrans Rederi by the Myklebust Verft yard in Gursken, Norway.

The new wellboat, with a loading capacity of 4,000m3, is a KONGSBERG NVC 389 live fish carrier vessel design. Its onboard features will include freshwater production and treatment systems, movable bulkheads, vacuum and under-pressure loading, over-pressure unloading, and a generous hold capacity.

“The building and commissioning of the new wellboat is destined to be another high-profile project which will bolster our collective reputation and generate business across a number of sectors,” said Roger Halsebakk, chief executive of Sølvtrans. “We know that we can rely on Kongsberg’s well-established expertise in vessel design and maritime technology, just like we can count on Myklebust Verft to carry out an impeccable construction job.”

Kongsberg will also deliver a comprehensive equipment package including the PROMAS solution, in which the rudder and propeller are integrated into a single system for enhanced hydrodynamic performance.

Kongsberg thrusters will provide the side force required to optimise manoeuvring capabilities, and the vessel will be fitted with a range of Kongsberg electrical and automation systems as well as deck machinery such as winches.

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