New wellboat takes timeout from Mowi Scotland for traditional christening party

Editorial Staff

After merging with Aquaship in December 2023, Intership is now one of the world’s largest aqua service vessel operators, with operations in Norway, Chile, Scotland, and Canada.

Norwegian wellboat company Intership celebrated the naming ceremony of “Inter Scotia,” on Saturday January 27. The 76.6-metre boat is the second of two newbuilds contracted to Mowi Scotland.

The new ship has been in service in Scotland but was temporarily taken out of the line for the traditonal Norwegian christening ceremony and installation of the delousing system, FLS Caligus R600 at Myklebust yard.

Designed by Salt Ship Design and constructed by Zamakona Yards Bilbao, the battery hybrid vessel boasts a well capacity of 2,500 cubic meters and is equipped with systems focusing on fish welfare and biosecurity.

“Inter Scotia” incorporates technology from MMC First Process, complemented by a substantial freshwater production unit. Utilizing reverse osmosis to convert seawater, the facility is capable of producing 5,000 cubic meters of freshwater within a 24-hour period.

Intership’s CEO, Ole Peter Brandal, stressed the importance of community engagement and the well boat industry’s role in regional aquaculture leadership.

“The importance of showcasing our boats and talking about our operation to the local community around us is substantial. As I have mentioned many times before, our region is world-leading within our segment and it is important for us to create awareness around this, highlighting the opportunities that lie within the well boat industry and the aquaculture industry in general,” said CEO Ole Peter Brandal.

With the addition of two new vessels, Intership’s fleet will expand to 11 well boats with a total capacity of 26,200 cubic meters, strengthening its global position in the well boat services market.

Norwegian boat christening ceremonies are deeply rooted in the country’s maritime tradition, symbolizing new beginnings and the nation’s strong connection to the sea. A key highlight of these ceremonies is the naming of the vessel, often accompanied by the breaking of a champagne bottle against the hull by a chosen ‘godmother’ – a role of honor, usually filled by a woman with a connection to the boat or its owners, in this case, Juliana Brandal.