Aquaship/Intership orders new state-of-the-art wellboat 

Aquaship / Intership has contracted for a new battery-hybrid wellboat, equipped with high-tech solutions to reduce emissions and ensure gentle and efficient fish handling. 

‘This boat will be a fantastic addition to what is already one of the world’s most modern fleets,’ said Ole Peter Brandal, CEO of Aquaship / Intership.

Aquaship / Intership has 700 employees, with operations in Chile, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Norway. The company has its headquarters in Kristiansund and Hareid.

The new wellboat, with a capacity of 4,000m³, will be the 41st vessel in the company’s fleet. The wellboat will be a battery-hybrid, with a significant battery pack, and will be equipped with a specially designed reverse osmosis system.

“We see and hear what our customers need, and we invest in boats that meet both today’s and tomorrow’s demands. There are new and ever-increasing requirements for fish health, fish welfare, and environmental and climate emissions. I am proud that we are investing in the best wellboats on the market that deliver on these aspects,” says Brandal.

The boat was designed by Norwegian Salt Ship Design and built by the Spanish shipyard Zamakona in Bilbao, which has previously built two wellboats for Aquaship / Intership. MIL Shipping has facilitated the contracting.

Aquaship / Intership has been a leader in the development of freshwater treatment for lice and AGD (amoebic gill disease) using reverse osmosis for many years. The company has accumulated extensive operational experience from freshwater production and treatment.

The new boat will have a large reverse osmosis system with a capacity of 10,000m³ per day, as well as being prepared for combination treatment.

The battery-hybrid technology ensures optimal energy efficiency, significantly reducing the environmental impact.

The new wellboat is the first to be contracted in the industry since the company last contracted two boats in 2022.

Recently, it was announced that Aquaship / Intership is purchasing another state-of-the-art wellboat, “Bjørg Pauline,” from Nordlaks. This expansion comes after Aquaship / Intership merged in December and brought in American Industrial Partners (AIP) as the largest owner.

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