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Friday, May 15, 2020 

Salmon producer Bakkafrost of the Faroe Islands has ordered a new hybrid vessel, designed by Knud E Hansen of Denmark, to be built at the Sefine shipyard in Turkey.

The DP-equipped vessel will be109m long and 22m wide. It has a capacity of 10.000 m3, the four wells providing a total capacity of 7.000 m3 of seawater, and the tanks have a total capacity of 3.000 m3 of freshwater. Completion is scheduled for 2022.

As part of Bakkafrost's plan to reduce its carbon footprint, the new wellboat is equipped with battery storage systems, providing optimal energy consumption at all times. The vessel either uses the energy from the accumulators, or it stores energy in the accumulators, when additional energy is produced, as one of the five engines starts. In addition, the vessel will be connected to landbased electrical sources, when it lays at the harbour, which makes it very quiet in operation.

The wellboat is equipped with freshwater generation from seawater, to be used for de-licing operations. In total, the production capacity in 24 hours is 6.000 m3 of freshwater. Thus, the vessel can perform salmon treatments without leaving the area to get freshwater.

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