Bakkafrost to build new giant hybrid 10,000 m3 wellboat

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One of the worlds largest wellboat’s to date, is to be delivered to the Faeroe salmon farmer in 2022. 

The wellboat will be built at the Sefine shipyard in Turkey. The vessel will be 109 meters long and 22 meters wide. In comparison the longest wellboat is “Ronja Storm”, which is 116 meters long, just 7 meters longer than this vessel. The to be Bakkafrost vessel will have the capacity of 10,000 m3, where the four wells have a total capacity of 7,000 m3 of seawater, and the tanks will have a total capacity of 3,000 m3 of freshwater. The vessel will be able to carry 1,000 tonne of salmon.

“At Bakkafrost, we continuously look at how we can reduce the biological risk in our operations, and the new wellboat contributes to the task to ensure a stable and healthy production,” writes Bakkafrost on their webpage.

The boat will be equipped with battery storage systems, which means that the energy consumption will be optimal all the time. It will use the energy from the accumulators, or it will store energy in the accumulators, when extra energy is produced, as one of the five engines starts.

“The need of vessels to perform different tasks is growing significantly in the future. The need of transportation of smolt will increase significantly, as we have started to farm smolt on land for a longer period. In the future, the smolt will weigh between 500 and 700 grams before released to the cages. In addition, the vessels will perform tasks in relation to de-licing and other gill-related challenges and transportation of bigger salmon in relation to open sea farming.”