We are pleased to announce that we have secured a contract for the construction of one service vessel for Midt-Norsk Havbruk in Norway.The new service vessel will be built by Vard Aukra, in Norway. This contract is in line with VARD’s strategy to expand its product offering for the aquaculture industry.The vessel is specially designed for fish farming operations, based on Midt-Norsk Havbruk’s aquaculture industry expertise. Newly developed by the customer in close cooperation with Marin Design, it will be equipped with a state-of-the-art deck machinery for handling and maintenance assignments. The catamaran-style vessel will be 20 meters long, with a beam of 12 meters. On board, the vessel will employ a diesel-electric propulsion system and a common control system for user-friendly operation of the deck machinery.Geir Larsen, Yard Director at Vard Aukra, says: «We appreciate customers giving us new assignments, and look forward to build Midt-Norsk Havbruk’s new service vessel. This contract is in line with our focus and efforts in aquaculture, and it is nice to see that our shipbuilding competence and experience are well received in the market.»The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2Q 2018. Vard Aukra has previously delivered a live fish treatment barge to the same customer. Midt-Norsk Havbruk is a unit of NTS ASA in Norway, a group of integrated fish farming companies focused on the production, processing and sales of marine species, as well as related service and transport.
挪威船厂VARD Holdings Limited最近宣布与挪威Midt-Norsk Havbruk公司签署了1艘双体的水产养殖服务船建造合同。该船预计将在2018年第二季度在挪威VARD Aukra船厂交付，VARD Aukra船厂曾为Midt-Norsk Havbruk建造过一艘活鱼运输驳船。
新船由Midt-Norsk Havbruk和Marin Design合作开发，是专门为渔场运营设计的。该双体船20米长， 主梁宽12米， 将配备技术最先进的甲板机械用于处理和维护任务。船上使用柴油电力推进系统和一个通用的控制系统方便甲板机械的操作。