New catamaran delivered to Icelandic salmon farmer Arctic Fish

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“Tannanes” built by workboat supplier KJ.

In a press release, Faroese fish farming equipment and vessel manufacturer KJ writes that the Icelandic salmon farmer ArcticFish has taken delivery of its first workboat from the company.

The vessel “Tannanes” is a KJ 1500-800 model and will be located on the Westfjords of Iceland.

The catamaran will then be the sixth KJ catamaran in Iceland. The first one was build to Sæsilfur in Mjóafirði back in year 2003. The last one before this, “Sif”, was delivered to salmon farmer Laxar on the east coast of Iceland in 2017.

“Tannanes”. PHOTO: KJ

CEO KJ managing director Ólavur Asafsson Olsen said that catamarans have been very popular in the Faroese fish farming industry.

“Now, we are building catamaran No. 59. Most of our catamarans have been sold to fish farmers in the Faroe Islands. But the good reputation of the Faroese salmon industry has inspired fish farmers from abroad to take a good look at boats and other equipment used by the Faroese industry. As a result, we have exported 20 per-cent of our work boats to Orkney, Shetland and Iceland, respectively. This is to our benefit, of course – as the major supplier of boats and sea cages in Faroes,” Olsen said.