Intership expands fleet and enters into long-term contracts

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Wellboat company Intership purchases the wellboats “Lady Anne Marie” and “Roy Kristian”.

The company owns and operates six well boats, where three boats operate in Canada, one in Scotland and two in Norway.

«Lady Anne Marie» was delivered from Vard Aukra in November 2018 to Aqua Shipping, a company owned by Hofseth Aqua. Intership had construction follow-up, took the boat on a TIME contract upon delivery, and has operated the vessel with customers in Iceland, Scotland and Norway. The company has now entered into a long-term agreement with Cermaq Norway, and the boat was purchased from Aqua Shipping.

“We are very pleased with the cooperation with Intership so far, and with the sale of” Lady Anne Marie “to Intership, we at the same time secure solid emergency capacity while we can focus on our core business,” said Hofseth Aqua CEO Roger Hofseth.

The company has operated “Roy Kristian” since 2014. “Roy Kristian” has since then entered into an agreement with Mowi Canada West. This agreement has now been extended and Intership has purchased the boat from Roy Kristian, a company owned by Shipsinvest in Ulsteinvik.

Intership was established in 2014 and built up its activity by leasing well boats to customers in Norway, Scotland and Canada. Since Alchemy Partners came in as a majority owner in May 2018, Intership has now bought six well boats has invested approximately NOK 1 billion (EUR 102 million).

CEO Ole Peter Brandal emphasised that the company’s strategy is further growth.

“We have now also established ourselves in Chile and employed an experienced General Manager, Luis Sepulveda. We believe that in a relatively short time we will have boats in operation in Chile. We see growth potential in all the markets we are established in, especially in Norway and Chile. Through the good cooperation we have developed with our customers, the prerequisites for further growth are the very best,” said Brandal.