Vard to build two fish-farming platforms

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Vard, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, has secured contracts for the design and construction of two offshore fish farming operation platforms for Cermaq Norway.

The new platforms are of VARD 8 54 design, developed by Vard Design and Vard Aukra in close cooperation with Cermaq Norway. The two platforms are specially designed for fish farming operations in harsh environment, and have a capacity for 600 tons of fish feed, as well as separate areas for storage, veterinary services, workshop and accommodation for a crew of eight people.

Overall length is 36 meters, while the breadth is 12 meters. .

The equipment on board include cranes, a stabilization system, a light support workboat, and VARD’s new feeding and monitoring system. The platforms are tailor-made for safe and good sea keeping performance, low fuel consumption and environmental friendly operations.

The SeaQ product portfolio is developed by Vard Electro in Norway. Delivery of the platforms are scheduled from Vard Aukra in Norway in Q2 and Q3 2018 respectively.