The new wellboat will be built by the Spanish shipyard Zamakona Yards Bilbao, based on a design from Salt Ship Design. Promoting good fish welfare, fish handling and biosecurity are of the highest priority. The vessel will be equipped with energy recovery solutions and a large battery package to permit hybrid operation and is prepared for a considerably sized reverse osmosis system. To avoid major depth restrictions the newbuild will have a low operational draught compared to its size. This new vessel will become Intership´s second wellboat delivery in 2022.
The CEO of Intership, Ole Peter Brandal, comments, “Intership holds a sustainable mindset and the contracting of a wellboat with one of the market’s largest battery packages is a big step towards a greener profile for both us and the industry as a whole. Our focus has been to design a flexible and versatile wellboat which is competitive both today and in the future. Hence, it is essential that the vessel has the lowest possible climate footprint and impact on the environment. This is achieved not only through the installed battery-hybrid solution but also by facilitating the installation of a reverse osmosis system for freshwater production, which in many places is a scarce and necessary resource.”
Illustration by Salt Ship Design