Kongsberg Maritime (KM) is to design and equip the third wellboat in a series to be built for Sølvtrans Rederi by the Myklebust Verft yard in Gursken, Norway.
According to Kongsberg, the wellboat’s efficient diesel-electric propulsion system will ‘greatly reduce its environmental impact’.
The vessel will also feature a PROMAS solution, in which the rudder and propeller are integrated into a single system for enhanced hydrodynamic performance. Kongsberg thrusters will provide the side force required to optimise manoeuvring capabilities, and the vessel will be fitted out with an array of Kongsberg electrical and automation systems as well as vital deck machinery such as winches.
The new wellboat, with a loading capacity of 4,000 cubic metres (cbm), is a Kongsberg NVC 389 live fish carrier vessel design.