Synergy between offshore and fish transport ships

17 Dec 2013
The Havyard 587 design is designed for efficiency and environmental friendliness

The Havyard 587 design is designed for efficiency and environmental friendliness

Havyard has signed a contract with Norsk Fisketransport, a subsidiary of Namsos Trafikkselskap ASA, for design and construction of a Havyard 587 wellboat.

The ship will be designed by Havyard Design and Solutions in Fosnavaag will be constructed at Havyard Ship Technology`s shipyard in Leirvik, Norway. The ship is due to be delivered in the third quarter of 2015. The contract includes an option for a second vessel.

The yard says that there are many synergies between wellboats, used for fish transport, and offshore supply ships, and although it is best known for its offshore vessels Havyard is working towards gaining a bigger share of the larger fishing and fish farming vessel market. It is currently building another Havyard 587 for Forsnavaag Shipping as well as a purse seiner for Smaragd.

The Havyard 587 is 84.6m long and 16.9m in width. The design features cylindrical tanks for good flow conditions and a steady and even water quality, filter and water treatment systems that enable closed transport across long distances, a high lifting height for unloading and delousing systems for the fish. Efficient propulsion machinery rated at 3,000kW and optimised hull lines for the expected operational conditions combine to give the design a claimed leading position in efficient and environmentally friendly wellboats.

Executive vice president Tor Leif Mongstad said: “This is the second vessel that Havyard is going to deliver of the Havyard 587 design, a new generation of wellboats. Construction of this type of vessel faces tough competition from the shipyard industry worldwide, especially from European and Turkish shipyards. It is therefore very pleasing that we are competitive on price, quality and delivery time.”

According to Mr Mongstad, major changes in fish farming due to tougher welfare and environmental regulations have made it more attractive also for larger Norwegian yards to build wellboats, and he sees this as offering new opportunities for the offshore shipbuilding industry.

“Wellboats have become larger and more advanced and are in terms of size and complexity compared to medium-sized OSV vessels. We believe that our competence within offshore, fish- and wellboats make us unique and able to offer the best of what customers need and expect,” said Mr Mongstad.

Senior designer Kjetil Myren added: “In Havyard we are fortunate enough to have design and shipbuilding and also have a supplier of wellboat systems (MMC) within the companies of our group”.

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