Faroese producer Hiddenfjord has taken delivery of its new work boat

Editorial Staff

Faroese salmon farmer Hiddenfjord has taken delivery of its new work boat “Heinanøva,” from boat builder MEST. 

The hand over of the ship on Friday was marked in a ceremony attended by MEST manager Mouritz Mohr and Bogi Jacobsen, development manager at Hiddenfjord.

“The work has gone exceptionally well, and we are very pleased with the new double-decker. Especially that this second one was also handed over on time,” said Mohr in a speech onboard the new boat.

The first boat, “Heldarsgjógv”, was handed over to Hiddenfjord in November 2023.

“These are the first work boats where we’ve had the chance to oversee the entire process, from the initial design at Teknistov, through the steel construction phase, and all the way to completion. If any adjustments were necessary, we simply communicated them with MEST,” said Jacobsen, who praised MEST for its management of the project.

“Heinanøva,” measuring 16 meters in length and 8 meters in width, is equipped with state-of-the-art features, including two large MELCAL cranes with capacities of 80 tons and 23 tons respectively. It also boasts two 500 HP Volvo Penta main motors, one 250 kW Volvo Penta auxiliary motor, and a 20-ton deck piler.

The vessel is outfitted with a single seine washing system from Akva Group.

MEST P/f is the biggest shipyard in the Faroe Islands with two locations, one in Tórshavn and one at Skála.


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