Larsnes Mek Verksted has contracted to build another hybrid wellboat for Rostein. The new vessel will be a sister ship to Ro Vision, the world’s first hybrid well boat and Norway’s Ship of the Year in 2020.
SalMar will take the new – as yet unnamed – vessel on a lease, as it has done with Ro Vision.
‘Our experience over a full year’s operation with Ro Vision has been very good, with its gentle handling systems and large capacity,’ said SalMar Farming general manager Roger Bekken.
‘For SalMar, it is important that our business creates jobs and positive effects along the coast, and with the choice of Rostein as a partner, we know that Norwegian maritime suppliers will see more activity with this newbuild. SalMar is also concerned with reducing salmon’s already low CO2 footprint and it was therefore important to us that this sister ship is also equipped as a battery hybrid.’
The new wellboat will be built to a Skipskompetanse SK 6000 DEH III design, with an 84.30 metre overall length and a 15.50 metre beam.
‘Our collaboration with Larsnes Mek. Workshop, Skipskompetanse and other suppliers have been a success in this series of newbuildings and we are grateful for the trust that SalMar once again shows us,’ said Rostein CEO Odd Einar Sandøy.
‘All of Rostein’s 16 vessels are equipped in Norway and in the last ten years alone we have invested around NoK3.5 billion in new vessels built in Norway.’