Inverlussa Marine Services has ordered a new hybrid catamaran from shipbuilder Moen Marin. The vessel will be the first hybrid workboat in Scottish aquaculture.

The NabCat 1510 is a 15 metre catamaran that uses electric and diesel power. It is equipped with Scania propulsion machinery, Nogva rotatable gear and propeller system and Palfinger 65tm and 32tm cranes.

Inverlussa is a leading workboat operator for the aquaculture and offshore energy sectors. Ben Wilson, Managing Director,  said “There is more interest for sustainable solutions from both customers and the customers’ customers. Everybody wants to be greener and more efficient.

“For us, it is about being able to offer our customers the widest possible range of the latest and greatest technology.”

Moen Marin is a subsidiary of Scale AQ. Graham Smith General Manager of the parent company’s British division, said the move to select a hybrid workboat, cutting down on CO2 emissions, is in line with the Scottish Salmon Sustainability Charter.

He added: “It is great to see that Scottish aquaculture is getting its first hybrid electric vessel, and I believe and hope that this is just the beginning.”

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