Havyard signs new wellboat contract with Norsk Fisketransport

Editorial staff

Havyard has signed a new contract with Norsk Fisketransport for the delivery of a live
fish carrier wellboat of Havyard 587 design.

The contract – no 147 – will be delivered by June 2020.

Norsk Fisketransport (NFT) already owns Havtrans, Namsos, and Steigen (of which it will be identical to) and this will be these vessels’ fourth and fifth sister ships.

‘We are extremely satisfied with Steigen, which was christened in June at a big public
ceremony in Steigen,’ says Oddleif Wigdahl, CEO of NFT.

‘There’s no need to change a recipe that has already proved successful! Choosing Havyard
again was not a difficult decision: Good cooperation, high quality and an end product that is
exactly how we want it,’ said Wigdahl.

NFT has until summer 2019 to exercise the option for a further vessel of Havyard design 587.

All of Havyard’s five business areas will contribute to the delivery:
Fish Handling (MMC First Process) will deliver the on-board fish handling system. Power &
Control (Norwegian Electric Systems and Norwegian Control Systems) will deliver everything
from the bridge to the propeller. Ship Design & Solutions is responsible for the design and
Shipbuilding Technology will equip the vessel together with Production & Services.

CEO of Havyard Group ASA Geir Johan Bakke said:

‘Building a live fish carriers is complicated, and we had some technical challenges when we
built Namsos for NFT, but this in turn resulted in the highly successful Steigen. The fact that
NFT now wants a sister ship that is a carbon copy of Steigen, speaks volumes about how good
the resulting vessel was. Building these new live fish carriers means developing lots of new
technology and making adaptations to make the vessel as functional as possible and to
ensure excellent fish welfare. Our combination of expert personnel and cooperation across
business areas means that we can deliver exactly that. I look forward to further developing
our good cooperation with NFT in new projects,’ says Geir Johan.


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