Grieg Seafood’s new “Ronja Islander” wellboat to head to Canada

Stian Olsen

On Saturday, Sølvtrans’ new wellboat “Ronja Islander” was christened at the Skateflu Quay in Ålesund, Western Norway.

The well boat is Aas Mek. Verksted’s new build number 201, and will now go straight to Canada, where it will operate at Grieg Seafood’s salmon farms.

PHOTO: Aas Mek.Verksted

“The boat is fantastic, and we think it’s the solution for what the locals in British Columbia don’t like. Grieg paves the way for the aquaculture industry in BC,” texted Sølvtrans’ CEO Roger Halsebakk to SalmonBusiness.

SalmonBusiness has tried to get Halsebakk to elaborate on the comment, but so far has not succeeded.

According to a press release from Aas Mek. Verksted, the “Ronja Islander” is 69.86 metres long and 12 metres wide. It has capacity of 1,800 cubic metres.

“Sølvtrans’ including “Ronja Islander”, has 24 vessels in operation. This includes vessels in Chile, where Sølvtrans is a part owner. All vessels are largely on long-term contracts with salmon farming companies in Norway, Scotland, Canada, Tasmania and Chile,” the press release stated.

SalmonBusiness has also tried to contact Grieg Seafood CEO Andreas Kvame, but he is not be available on Monday morning.

(L-R) Robin Halsebakk, Bjørn Magne Aas and Grieg Seafood CFO Kathleen Mathisen. PHOTO: Aas Mek.Verksted

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