Kleven Gets New Project
- Business & Finance
Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven has signed a contract with DESS Aquaculture Shipping, a joint venture company established by Marine Harvest Norway and Deep Sea Supply, on the building of a fish harvesting vessel for carrying salmon from fish farms to processing plants.
The vessel will be delivered from Myklebust Verft in March 2018, and is of SALT 425 FHV design from Salt Ship Design. The contract also includes an option for a second vessel.
“There is impressive research and development work being done in the fish farming industry, and this is absolutely an interesting market for us to be in,” said Ståle Rasmussen, CEO of Kleven. “This is a new type of vessel for us, and we look forward to working closely with the ship owner, design company and equipment suppliers on this project.”
The new vessel is 59,2m long and has a beam of 13,6m. It is designed to harvest and transport more than 400 tons of fish, and is equipped with a stun and bleed plant with a capacity of 100 tons per hour.