Intership has taken delivery of its second newbuild from Zamakona with the handover of the hybrid-powered, Salt-designed Inter Scotia.
Inter Scotia has a 2500 cubic metre load capacity and is largely similar to sister vessel Inter Atlantic, as both are based around the design philosophy ofpromoting fish welfare, optimising fish handling and ensuring biosecurity. The new vessel features a substantial battery package which, in combination with heat-recovery and other measures, significantly reduces fuel consumption and climate emissions.
The fish handling system is delivered by MMC First Process and the vessel is equipped with a high-capacity freshwater production system capable of producing 5000 cubic metres of fresh water per day.
Intership has since 2016 been a leader in developing fresh water treatment for lice and AGD using a reverse osmosis system. During the past seven years, the company has gained extensive operational experience in fresh water production and fresh water treatments. Intership’s fleet of well boats with reverse osmosis systems provides a low-cost, highly efficient and environmentally friendly method for dealing with sealice, AGD and other gill infection challenges faced by salmon farmers.
Inter Scotia will commence operations for a salmon farmer in Scotland. After a few months, the vessel will be temporarily taken out of operation for the installation of the FLS Caligus R600 delousing system. The combination of a freshwater bath and flushing the fish through the FLS system is a very efficient and gentle way to remove sea lice and gill infections in the same operation.
‘We are delighted to take delivery of our third vessel equipped with Intership’s industry-leading freshwater production and treatment setup,’ said CEO Ole Peter Brandal.
‘Fresh water treatment is arguably the gentlest method used for treating salmon, and it offers both environmental and economical benefits, in addition to increased efficiency through facilitating a high-capacity fresh water production system. We have two more well boats under construction with even higher production capacities.’
One of the largest players in the well boat business, Intership is active in Norway, Chile, Scotland and Canada. With the delivery of Inter Scotia and two more vessels currently under construction at Sefine in Turkey, the company’s capacity will extend to 26,200 cubic metres across eleven vessels.