Contract for three new wellboats for Norsk Fisketransport

Published 02.05.2019 // 13:14 CET

Havyard has signed a contract with Norsk Fisketransport (NFT) for a further two wellboats with an option for one more.

These will be vessels number five and six for NFT of the Havyard 587 design, and they will be the sister ships of build number 147, scheduled for completion in May 2020. 

The two new vessels have been allocated build numbers 150 and 151 and will be delivered in December 2020 and June 2021. The contract option for the third ship must be exercised by the end of November 2019 for delivery in November 2021. 
The contract is worth over NOK 1 billion.  

Efficient and environmentally friendly
The vessels are designed with cylindrical fish tanks, which provide good flow conditions and constant, good water quality. This, in turn, preserves the quality of the fish during handling and transport, including when there are large quantities on board.

Efficient filtering and water treatment systems make closed-system transport possible over long distances, thereby preventing discharge with pertaining environmental impact, infection risk etc. This, combined with an efficient propulsion system and optimised hull shape, makes Havyard 587 one of the world’s most efficient and environmentally friendly wellboats.

CEO of NFT Oddleif Wigdahl praises the cooperation with Havyard, stating that they are very satisfied with the previous vessels the company has delivered and that they therefore wish to continue using the same design and product deliveries from Havyard.

‘Wellboat building is a complicated process, but with our expertise, experience and cooperation across our business areas, we are able to deliver what the customer wants. We are very pleased to work on new projects with NFT so we can continue our good collaboration,’ says CEO of Havyard Geir Johan Bakke.

Complete Havyard delivery 
All of Havyard’s five business areas will contribute to the delivery: Fish Handling (MMC First Process) will deliver the on-board fish handling system. Power & Control (Norwegian Electric Systems) will deliver power and management from bridge to propellers. Ship Design & Solutions are behind the design, and the Shipbuilding Technology yard in Leirvik will equip the vessel. Production & Services will deliver subcontractors to the yard.

Front page photo from left: 

Dagfinn Eliassen, Market and R&D Manager of NFT, Geir Johan Bakke, CEO of Havyard Group, Oddleif Wigdahl, CEO of NFT.

Source: Havyard