BioMar and Bio Feeder announce new hybrid feed vessel which will be one of the largest

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“Kryssholm” will be completed in 2021.

In a press release, BioMar Norway and ship manager owner Bio Feeder write that they have collaborated with a new battery-powered hybrid vessel. The Kryssholm” a high-tech vessel for shipping salmon feed will be completed in 2021. 

This will be the first vessel in Norway to use battery power in fish feed deliveries. The ship will be chartered to BioMar during the high season, with the first feed deliveries taking place in the summer of 2021. 

“With this vessel’s cutting-edge hybrid technology, we are continuing to develop our role as an innovator in the aquaculture industry,” said BioMar’s Supply Chain Director Tore Gunnar Wikdal. 

The “Kryssholm” will be one of the market’s largest feed vessels, boasting a cargo capacity of more than 3000 tonnes. The ship is owned and operated by Bio Feeder. 

Nils Tore Øpstad Melingen of Bio Feeder. PHOTO: Bio Feeder

“We are very much looking forward to upgrading the “Kryssholm.” This is a very exciting project and we are delighted to be continuing our collaboration with BioMar in this venture,” said Nils Tore Øpstad Melingen of Bio Feeder. 

With a length overall of no less than 89.9 m and a beam of 13.6 m, the “Kryssholm” will be the largest fish feed carrier on the market. The vessel features a combination of diesel engines and hybrid batteries, a “combination that offers both noiseless DP delivery and low energy consumption on delivery,” it wrote.

“During DP discharging, the ship will use batteries and auxiliary engines. Using the hybrid solution during discharging enables both emissions and consumption to be reduced,” added  Melingen.