Rolls-Royce Wins Fish Carrier Order
Rolls-Royce has signed an order for a Live Fish Carrier. This will be the third vessel developed by Rolls-Royce for the Norwegian ship owner Sølvtrans AS, one of the world’s largest transporter of live fish.
The Rolls-Royce designed vessel of type NVC 387 is to be built by the shipbuilding company Kleven at their Myklebust yard in Norway, and the contract with the yard includes an option for a second ship. The previous two vessels of similar design to Sølvtrans were built in Spain.
Monrad Hide, Rolls-Royce, VP Sales Europe said: “Sølvtrans requires vessels with the highest level of technology, redundancy and environmental solutions. We are proud to be chosen again to develop their fleet renewal. Our innovative ship design ensures cost effective operations and fuel efficiency as well as low emissions to air and sea.”
The live fish carrier has a load capacity of 3200 m3 and its three tanks can take in up to approximately 500 tons of live fish in total. In order to transport live fish efficiently and in a healthy condition from fish farms to fish processing plants on shore, spacious temperature controlled tanks are required in the hold of the ship. The priority for this type of operation is to get the fish to the end consumer as fresh as possible, and this specifically tailored Rolls-Royce ship design, makes this possible.
The characteristic bow shape is carefully designed to optimize cargohold and at the same time minimize resistance in waves and calm water and limit the amount of energy needed. Thus fuel consumption and environmental footprint are decreased, while at the same time the onboard conditions for people and fish are improved.
This will be the fourth live fish carrier based on this proven Rolls-Royce technology.
In addition to ship design and engineering the delivery from Rolls-Royce comprise propulsion systems, rudder and steering gear, power electric systems, automation systems, deck machinery and an advanced propulsion control system.
The vessel has an expected delivery from the yard in March 2017.
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