Salmon farmer Cermaq Canada has contracted the Dutch shipbuilders Neptune Marine to build a new salmon delousing barge.
Neptune will build the 31-metre long barge – called a Euro Special Purpose Pontoon – at its yard in Aalst, the Netherlands. Delivery is scheduled for Q1 2019. Cermaq Canada has 28 facilities on the west coast of Canada. Neptune will also build accommodation quarters into the vessel for around the clock management.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to deliver an environmentally friendly solution to managing loopholes,” said Linda Sams, Sustainable Director of Cermaq Canada.
The fleet will be equipped with four lines (with space for an extra two), which has the capacity to unload 50 tons of fish per hour.
“We are very pleased to welcome Cermaq Canada as a new client,” said Paul Kriesels from Neptune Marine. “We understand the needs of the aquaculture industry and, by working once again with Hydrolicer and Cflow, we are looking forward to demonstrate our skills with systems integration.”
He added that Neptune, Hydrolicer and Cflow have previously worked well together. In November last year, Bjørøya was given a fleet from the same shipyard.
The non-self-propelled vessel will be equipped with a “100% environmentally friendly Hydrolicer fish delousing system.”