World’s biggest wellboat arrives in Tasmania

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“Ronja Storm” anchors in Australia to be used by salmon farmer Huon Aquaculture.

The well boat “Ronja Storm has arrived in Tasmania, the company posted on Facebook.

“Ronja Storm” will pick up her TasPorts Pilot after customs and quarantine clearance and after it will go out to Huon’ operations in Storm Bay.

Sølvtrans is the shipping company that has contracted the vessel and will own it. Havyard is responsible shipyard, while the hull was welded together in Turkey.

The wellboat is 116 metres long and 23 metres wide and has space for 7,450 cubic metres of water in the fishing tanks. This is more than twice the amount even in large wellboats. In addition, the boat should be able to carry 5000 cubic metres of fresh water.

After delivery, it will enter into a ten-year contract for the salmon farmer Huon Aquaculture in Tasmania, Australia.

Huon Executive Director/Co-Founder Frances Bender wrote on Facebook: “She’s made it! So proud”.

The vessels’ crown as the biggest wellboat around may soon be lost though. The service vessel provider Froy Rederi has commissioned a new 83-meter wellboat with a 7,500 cubic meter capacity, which will give it the largest storage capacity of any wellboat in the world once completed.