Holmøy Group orders third vessel in FMV W27M class

Editorial Staff

Vesteralen-based Holmøy group has entered into a contract with Norwegian shipyard Fitjar Mekaniske Verksted (FMV) for the construction of a new service vessel

The vessel, designated FMV W27M “Bjarkøyklassen,” is being entirely built at Fitjar and is scheduled for delivery in September 2025, the companies announced in a joint press release on Tuesday.

Measuring 26.40 meters long, 12.50 meters wide and 4.75 meters deep, the vessel is designed to accommodate a crew of six. This marks the third vessel in its class, following its development in 2023.

Customized for the specific tasks of Eidsfjord Sjøfarm, the vessel places a strong emphasis on crew comfort and safety. Roger Simonsen, General Manager of Eidsfjord Sjøfarm, expressed confidence in the vessel’s capacity to enhance their operations, stating, “The capacity and functionality of the service vessel, specially adapted for our tasks, will be a significant resource for Eidsfjord Sjøfarm.”

Hugo Strand, Shipyard Director at Fitjar Mek., expressed his satisfaction with the assignment, emphasizing the group’s expertise in the seafood industry.

“Holmøy is a group that knows both fish and vessels, and I look forward to developing and building a service vessel that will contribute to the group’s objectives,” said Strand.

Based in Holmen within Sortland municipality, their primary operations feature comprehensive service amenities for fishing vessels, encompassing a deep-water quay and freezing terminal, complemented by a state-of-the-art salmon processing facility

Operating with four fishing vessels and aquaculture licenses spanning six municipalities, the group sustains a workforce of approximately 350 individuals and yields an annual seafood output of roughly 45,000 tons.


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