Havyard 587 build for Norsk Fisketransport

'Steigen' 'Steigen' was built by Havyard for NFT and entered service last month. Credit: Jørgen Kopperstad (Havyard)
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Havyard Group has signed a contract with Norsk Fisketransport (NFT) for the June 2020 delivery of a live fish carrier of Havyard 587 design.

Norsk Fisketransport (NFT) already owns Havtrans, Namsos, and Steigen. The new live fish carrier NFT has ordered will be Havyard’s build no 147 and it will be identical to build no 127, Steigen.

“We are extremely satisfied with Steigen, which was christened in June at a big public ceremony in Steigen,” said Oddleif Wigdahl, CEO of NFT.

“There’s no need to change a recipe that has already proved successful! Choosing Havyard again was not a difficult decision: Good cooperation, high quality and an end product that is exactly how we want it,” added Mr Wigdahl.

Complete package

All of Havyard’s business areas will contribute to the delivery. Fish handling (MMC First Process) will deliver the onboard fish handling system. Power & control (Norwegian Electric Systems and Norwegian Control Systems) will deliver everything from the bridge to the propeller. Ship design & solutions is responsible for the design and shipbuilding technology will equip the vessel together with production & services.

CEO of Havyard Group, Geir Johan Bakke, stated: “Building a live fish carriers is complicated, and we had some technical challenges when we built Namsos for NFT, but this in turn resulted in the highly successful Steigen.

“The fact that NFT now wants a sister ship that is a carbon copy of Steigen, speaks volumes about how good the resulting vessel was.

“Building these new live fish carriers means developing lots of new technology and making adaptations to make the vessel as functional as possible and to ensure excellent fish welfare.”

NFT has until summer 2019 to decide on commissioning another vessel of Havyard 587 design.

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