Hiddenfjord takes delivery of new catamaran workboat

Editorial Staff

MEST Shipyard Delivers New Catamaran Workboat Ahead of Schedule to Hiddenfjord

Faroese shipbuilder MEST has delivered the first of two catamaran workboats to salmon producer Hiddenfjord.

The workboat, named Heldarsgjógv, was handed over to Marjun Wilhelm, Head of Seafarming at Hiddenfjord, on Wednesday, 22 November, 24 days ahead of the scheduled delivery date.

The second workboat is expected to be delivered in March 2024.

This project, entirely undertaken in the Faroe Islands, including construction of the hull, stands as a testament to MEST’s integrated capabilities according to the shipyard’s CEO Mouritz Mohr.

“With all aspects of the work, from design and drawings to hull construction and electrical installations, being managed at MEST facilities, we can guarantee high-quality final products,” said Mohr.

The new catamaran, labeled as new build 116 at MEST, measures 16 meters in length and 8 meters in width. It is equipped with two Volvo Penta 500 HK engines, two MELCAL cranes, a Volvo Penta 250 kWa generator, and a 20-tonne hydraulic winch. Additionally, the workboat features a net washer from Akva Group, aiding in the maintenance of salmon nets.

Currently stationed in Vestmanna in the Faroe Islands, the vessel has already commenced operations.


Related Articles