Norwegian shipbuilder Fiskerstrand BLRT AS and the ship owner Egil Ulvan Rederi AS have signed contracts for delivery of two advanced Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered fish feed vessels. The concept is developed by Multi Maritime AS in close cooperation with Egil Ulvan Rederi AS, based on functional requirements from Marine Harvest ASA. The vessels are assigned to long term charter parties with Marine Harvest ASA’s new fish feed factory at Bjugn in Mid-Norway.
The two fish feed vessels are designed with LNG propulsion systems. The will be built to Multi Maritime AS design MM 70 CC LNG with additional design specifications from Egil Ulvan Rederi. With 69.90 m overall length (LOA), a beam of 17.20 m, and depth of 7.90 m from upper deck, the vessels have a cargo capacity of 5000 m3, corresponding to approximately 3000 metric tons. The vessels will be built according to DNV Class Notation 1 A1, General Cargo Carrier, Gas fuelled, Clean, TMON, EO, or equivalent.
The new buildings reflect the owner Egil Ulvan Rederi AS’s desire for eco-friendly tonnage, purpose built for modern operation. Delivery is planned for June and September 2014.
Previously Fiskerstrand BLRT AS has delivered the car and passenger ferry Boknafjord, claimed to be the world’s largest sailing LNG powered ferry. Fiskerstrand Verft AS is due to deliver back the former car and passenger ferry M/F Fjalir to Swedish AGA, part of the Linde Group. Following a total makeover the vessel now renamed LNGF SeaGas is converted and rebuilt into the first special purpose, vessel to vessel, LNG bunkering tanker in the world.
Explanation of DNV class notation can be found here.
(Source: Fiskerstrand BLRT AS)