Aquaship has selected technology supplier Cflow to deliver fish handling technology for two newly converted wellboats.
The Grip Marine and Grip Explorer are both conversions from offshore industry platform supply vessels to 3300m3 wellboats.
Aquaship’s chief operating officer, Nils Otterlei, said that it was crucial to have the latest technology on board. “We have had a good cooperation with Cflow over decades and with Grip Marine and Grip Explorer we are taking it one step further,” he said.
“In addition we are reducing our environmental footprint through converting existing vessels instead of building from scratch,” he added.
Cflow is to deliver complete water treatment and fish handling systems for the vessels. The control system monitors the fish handling operations on board and builds data to continuously improve fish welfare and efficiency.
The project is the result of a long-term collaboration between the two companies. “Close cooperation between ship owners, fish farmers and technology suppliers raises the bar for the wellboat industry,” said Gunnar Hoff, chief marketing officer of Cflow.
“Grip Marine and Grip Explorer are tailor-made projects where competence from technology, biology and operations is combined to create the future solutions for live fish, while minimising the environmental footprint,” he added.