Alsaker orders new wellboat

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The wellboat is to be built in Spain and has a volume of well capacity of more than 5,000 cubic meters.

Salt Ship Design and MMC First Process announced the new contract this morning in a press release.

The vessel will be built at the Astilleros de Murueta yard in Spain and will be delivered in 2020. The new vessel is 90.7 meters long and 18.6 meters wide. It will be able to load the entire range from smolt to stock.

While Salt Ship Design designed the vessel, they also joined forces with Salt and MMC First Process. The latter will deliver its own automation system, based on industry computers and high-level programming to the wellboat.

In photo from left: Pablo Fuentetaja from shipyard Astilleros de Murueta and Leif Gjelseth, Advisor MMC First Process.

“This is an important contract for MMC First Process, which shows how experienced users, skilled ship consultants and a forward-looking equipment supplier can develop new and exciting projects in close collaboration, wrote MMC First Process.

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The contract means that MMC First Process has orders on its books worth approximately EUR 53 million, and deliveries extending far into 2019.

For Salt Ship Design, the contract is of great importance.

“This is therefore a very important contract, which adds to an order book of 15 vessel designs under construction at Norwegian and foreign yards, writes the company