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Fuel-efficient Bakkafrost vessel to be built in Turkey

19 Nov 2013 15:12 GMT

Live fish carrier to include a diesel-electric propulsion system and two Bergen C6 engines.



Rolls-Royce announced today that it has signed a contract for the delivery of design and equipment for a live fish carrier, to be built at the Tersan shipyard in Turkey for Faroese ship owner Bakkafrost. The contract is worth approximately GBP 5.8 million to Rolls-Royce.

The vessel is a Rolls-Royce design, type NVC 386, featuring the characteristic wave-piercing bow designed to cut through waves in rough seas, making it possible to keep a more constant speed, reduce fuel consumption and increase on-board safety.

The vessel will have a length of 75.80 metres, a breadth of 16 metres and a carrying capacity of 3,000 cubic metres; this capacity corresponds to approximately 450 tonnes of live fish. When entering into service, the vessel will operate for Bakkafrost’s own fish-farming industry, transporting live fish from fish farms into on-shore processing factories.

Anders Almestad, Rolls-Royce, President- Offshore said: "With this design, Bakkafrost will enter into a new era when it comes to quality, capacity, comfort and environmental considerations. Extensive development work, including CFD calculations (Computational Fluid Dynamics), has been done to provide the customer with a fuel-efficient and cost-effective vessel."

On board, the fish will be kept in three holds constructed for the optimum transportation of live fish, with full pump-circulation capacity in a closed circuit. The system also provides for the full filtering of water, with separate systems for loading all tanks simultaneously and pressurised discharge to shore. A high capacity system for de-licing will also be installed.

In addition to design and engineering, Rolls-Royce will deliver an integrated equipment package including a diesel-electric propulsion system and two Bergen C6 engines.

Norwegian ship owner Sølvtrans took delivery of a live fish carrier from the Zamakona shipyard in Spain and has a second vessel under construction, which makes this the third live fish carrier order for Rolls-Royce.




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