Larsnes Mek Verksted AS has awarded a contract to Ålesund-based Hydroniq Coolers, who will deliver a hull-integrated seawater cooling system to a newbuild wellboat that will be built at the yard.
‘Through this contract Larsnes Mek will actually receive Rack system number 100 for use as central cooling on board a vessel. This is a real milestone for us, and we think it is great that ship system number 100 goes to a shipyard that has been an important customer for many years,’ said Hans Robert Almestad, VP sales & marketing at Hydroniq Coolers.
Wellboat NB71 is a Skipskompetanse design and is number eleven in a series. The vessel will have storage capacity of 2800 cubic metres and be equipped for both open and closed transport of fish and smolt. It will be 79.27 metres in length with a 15 metre beam.
Hydroniq Coolers will deliver its Rack seawater cooler to the wellboat. This type of marine cooling system is integrated in the hull below the main engine room of the vessel, where it reduces temperatures in the ship’s engines and other auxiliary systems through use of seawater.
The Rack seawater cooler has proven to be highly suitable on board vessels that operate with large loads and at low speeds – as wellboats do.
‘From what we understand, this newbuild will be equipped with a propulsion system that enables zero emissions during closed transport, plus other technology to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Our Rack seawater cooler saves both space and energy, so we believe that our technology is a good match for the wellboat’s environmental and technological profile,’ Hans Robert Almestad added.
Larsnes Mek will deliver the vessel to wellboat operator Rostein in the second quarter of 2023.
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