Last week an agreement was reached between Marine Harvest and MEST to build a new catamaran. All of the work is to be carried out at MEST in Torshavn, Faroe Island. Including the hull.
This is the first catamaran that MEST supplies Marine Harvest with. The catamaran is set to be delivered in june 2018.
This new catamaran is being built to service Sundalagið, and the homeport is going to be Haldórsvík. MEST has already this year built three catamarans, and the fourth one is set to be delivered in december. These are delivered to the salmon farming company, Bakkafrost.
The new catamaran is new build number 114 for MEST. It is 15 meters long and seven meters wide. It has a Crane from Melcal and two times 450 HK Cummins engine. The secondary motor is a 70 kW Cummins engine. It is also equipped with a 15 tonnes deck winch. Facilities include a toilet and a work area/clothing facilities. The vessel has all the newest navigation equipment.
MEST CEO Mouritz Mohr is pleased that Marine Harvest has chosen MEST for the task, and believes that the expertise that MEST has acquired by building four catamarans during the last one and a half years, is a good basis for MEST to deliver a good product.