Intership wins new Icelandic long-term agreement for its wellboat “Dønnalaks”

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Iceland salmon farmer Laxar Fiskeldi to use wellboat in 2020.

In a press release on Thursday, wellboat operator Intership writes that it is expanding its operations into Iceland.

“Dønnalaks” has operated in the area around Vancouver Island, on the west coast of Canada, since the middle of 2017. This operation will end in April 2020 as the vessel commences its new long-term contract with Laxar Fikseldi. Dønnalaks was built in 2002 by Sletta Verft.

The company said the agreement will complement its existing presence on the West and East coast of Canada, Scotland and Norway. Intership currently operates six vessels, with a seventh due for delivery in June 2020. Intership added that it has “experienced strong growth since it was established five years ago as a vessel operator” and has since “transitioned to an owner-operator model, acquiring vessels since May 2018”.

The vessel is 52 meters long and has a total capacity of 1,000m3, distributed between two wells.

Intership CEO Ole Peter Brandal said: “We are very excited about the contract with Laxar Fiskeldi and we look forward to working together. We have an international strategy and see promising aquaculture growth in Iceland, so this is a strategically important contract for us.”