Sølvtrans’ new LFC will be built to KM’s new NVC 390 design Photo: KMSølvtrans’ new LFC will be built to KM’s new NVC 390 design Photo: KM

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has signed a NOK70 million contract with Norwegian shipyard Myklebust Verft to design and equip a new live fish carrier (LFC) for Sølvtrans.

The new 5,000m3 LFC will be built to KM’s new NVC 390 design, with a focus on reduced emissions and sustainability. To date, KM has designed eight LFCs for Sølvtrans, with six previously built or under construction at Myklebust Verft.

“We greatly appreciate the collaboration we have developed with Sølvtrans and Myklebust,” said Monrad Hide, sales director in ship design, Kongsberg Maritime. “Sølvtrans’ determination to promote humane, environmentally-friendly operation is entirely consistent with KONGSBERG’s mission to incorporate sustainability in everything we do.”

The scope of the delivery includes a KONGSBERG equipment package comprising Promas propulsion, generators, thrusters, electrical systems and automation. Sølvtrans has also signed a Long-Term Service Agreement (LTSA) with KM for maintenance of its fleet, cementing KM’s position as equipment supplier to the combined fleet of 25 vessels operated by Sølvtrans and Sølvtrans Chile.

“We have enjoyed a long and close collaboration with Sølvtrans, servicing their vessels and supporting their daily operations,” said Leif Johnny Ulleland, sales manager, aftermarket sales, Kongsberg Maritime. “We are now working on improving their dock planning, upgrading their battery options, examining digitalisation opportunities and setting them up for remote access.”

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