Kleven signs contract for fish harvesting vessel

13 Sep 2016
The contract has been signed with DESS Aquaculture Shipping, a joint venture company established by Marine Harvest Norway and Deep Sea Supply

The contract has been signed with DESS Aquaculture Shipping, a joint venture company established by Marine Harvest Norway and Deep Sea Supply

Kleven has signed a contract to build a fish harvesting vessel for carrying salmon from fish farms to processing plants for a joint venture between Marine Harvest Norway and Deep Sea Supply.

The vessel has been designed by Salt Ship Design and will be delivered from Myklebust Verft in March 2018. 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."

Myklebust Verft’s current order list also includes five fishing vessel to internationals owners, and two live fish carriers for a Norwegian owner.