Havyard secures contract to build hybrid workboat

Editorial Staff

Eirik Welde, CEO of Nordlaks, hailed the deal as a milestone in the resumption of investment after a year-long freeze due to the salmon tax. 

Norwegian boat builder Havyard, operating from its shipyard by the Sognefjorden, Norway has been awarded a contract to construct a hybrid workboat for salmon producer Nordlaks.

The vessel, designed by NSK Ship Design in Harstad, will be fully built at Havyard’s facilities, as announced in a joint press release by the two companies on Monday.

While the financial details of the new build remain undisclosed, the vessel specifications include a 28-meter length, 13.2-meter width, two 200 tm folding boom cranes, and a battery capacity of 1.1 MWh.

Set for delivery in spring 2025, this new service boat is part of Nordlaks’ fleet renewal strategy. Eirik Welde, CEO of Nordlaks, expressed enthusiasm about resuming innovation and investments after a year-long freeze due to the salmon tax.

The multifunctional vessel is equipped to perform various operations including heavy anchor handling, towing, seine work, ROV operations, and handling fish. It will operate continuously with a 12-person crew working in three-week shifts.

Sales Manager at Havyard Leirvik, Silje Smådal, commented on the significance of the project for the local community, noting its role in ensuring stable employment and contributing to the yard’s ongoing investment and operational strategies.

Havyard Leirvik will manage the entire project, from hull production to final completion, in-house.


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