Krill vessel first for Rapp
Construction of Aker BioMarine’s 130 metre krill vessel began in May this year
Norwegian deck machinery specialist Rapp Marine has been contracted to supply a suite of electric deck equipment for its first krill vessel.
Aker BioMarine’s new krill harvesting vessel being built by the Vard Group, is being specially developed for sustainable harvesting in the Antarctic and will be equipped with the latest and most advanced eco-friendly technology.
“This is our first delivery to a krill vessel,” said Tor Idar Øye, VP Sales, Rapp Marine. “With this delivery, we will be contributing to sustainable krill fishing and secure good earnings for this outstanding vessel.”
In addition to the electrical equipment for the vessel, Rapp marine will also design the new vessel’s complete boom and rig construction.
Construction of Aker BioMarine’s 130 metre krill vessel began in May this year and is planned to be complete at the end of 2018. The total value of the contract is put at more than NoK1 billion.
“The krill fishery in the Antarctic is one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world. The innovative solutions on the new krill vessel will further help us take care of the ecosystem in which we work and ensure the future of the Antarctic fishery,” said Webjørn Eikrem, EVP Harvesting, Production and Supply Chain, Aker BioMarine.
He said that the new vessel will reduce noise, reduce emissions and improve operational efficiency.
Rapp Marine is one of the leading suppliers of both hydraulic and electric deck machinery for fisheries, research and offshore applications and is based in Bodø in Norway.