MARCH 27, 2013 — Norway's Sølvtrans Holdings ASA has signed a new contract with the Spanish shipyard Zamakona Yards for the construction of a new 3,200 cu.m well boat (live-fish transporter). Delivery is scheduled for early 2014.
The vessel is a sister ship of Rojna Polaris, currently under construction at Zamakona Yards, and Sølvtrans has options for two additional vessels with deliveries in second half
of 2014 and first half of 2015.
The investment, amounting to some NOK 250 million (€ 22 million) per vessel, will be funded through a combination of internal means and bank loans.
Roger Halsebakk CEO of Sølvtrans says "We experience an increasing imbalance in the well-boat market. A combination of new licenses, continued consolidation and stricter regulations in the farming industry has increased demand for modern tonnage. The new build is a direct response to this development, and the options are core to the company's strategy to renew and expand the fleet, preparing the company for further growth. The choice of Zamakona Yards as supplier is based on Sølvtrans' good experiences from the ongoing construction of Ronja Polaris".
Length o.a. 75.80 m
Breadth 16,00 m
Depth 6.80 m
Speed 13/14 Knot
Build year 2013
Crew 11 members
Cargo hold 3 holds 3,200 m³ total
Fuel oil 250 m³
Fresh water 140 m³
Ballast water 1,176 m³
Bow and Stern thrusters Rolls-Royce Marine 2 x 630 kW
Rsw system 2 x 1,960 kW.
Circ. pump 30,000 cu.m/h.
Vacuum pump 2 x 6,000 L.
Selection table 3 sizes with fish counter
Diesel electric propulsion, Rolls Royce Marine
2 x main diesel generators, output approx 1,920 kW each.
1 x aux. engine, output approx 1,550 kW
CP-propeller, dim. 3,300 mm
All engines equiped with SCR-control
Equipped with sliding bulkhead and under pressure loading system
Skimmer water treatment system with cap. 3 x 1.000 cu.m
Ozone disinfection system
O2 production plant
Tank washing system
Filter for de-licing-system cap. 33,000 cu.m/h
Ballast treatment plant
Equipped for filtering all water in cargo tanks