Aas Mek. Verksted to build new wellboat for Kerko Seatrans

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Aas Mek. Verksted has signed a new contract with Kerko Seatrans to build a type AAS 3002 ST wellboat.

Kerko Seatrans, a wellboat company owned by the Haugland family, is part of the Haugland group at Austevoll, Norway. Today Kerko Seatrans operates one wellboat with a tank volume of 1,800 m3.

The newly built AAS 3002 ST will have a tank volume of 3,000 m3. The hull will be built abroad and the ship will be handed over to the shipping company in the summer of 2020.

The ship will transport live fish in open and closed systems, and will be used as a service vessel for fish farms. The new build will be equipped with filtering systems on all circuits for lice removal. System for sewage and freshwater sewage during loading and unloading in connection with delousing and AGD treatment using freshwater.

The new build is designed to relieve pressure on landfills, sorting, unloading and similar jobs without the use of a vacuum pump, so that the fish are handled gently. The ship will also be equipped with a newly developed system for pressure relief over sorting , with a capacity of 300 tonnes per hour.

The wellboat will have the following main dimensions: 76.96 m in length, 17.80 m in width and 5.90 m in depth.

The cargo’s volume is 3,000 m3, which will be able to provide a capacity of 450 tonnes of live fish. The cargo compartment is divided into two fishing compartments, which are equipped with sliding, pressure loading and unloading systems. The ship will have interior design for 12 people.

“We look at this contract with Kerko Seatrans as a key to our position as a leading wellboat builder. This will make the yard in full employment until summer 2020,” wrote Aas Mek in a press release.