Newbuild to combine fishing and farming


Source: Illustration: Seacon

Larsnes Mek Verksted has been contracted to build a unique vessel capable of alternating as a seine netter for whitefish and a carrier for the aquaculture sector

Vesterålen company Kystdrift went to Seacon for the design of its new 50.3-metre vessel, subsequently placing the build order at the nearby Larsnes Mek Verksted yard. The SC-51 design has a 499-cubic-metre capacity and allows it to operate as a seine netter for whitefish during the winter season, while also having capacity to serve as a carrier for aquaculture producers with an Optimar handling deck to slaughter salmon and trout for delivery to processors. The automated handling line will have a 70-tonne/hour throughput capacity.

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