Sølvtrans adds third wellboat orderSølvtrans has added a third wellboat to its series on order. Photo: Mylebust Verft

Myklebust Verft has signed a deal with Sølvtrans for a the third in a series of Kongsberg-designed wellboats.

The three Sølvtrans Rederi wellboats are to being completed at Myklebust on hulls built at the Hat-San yard in Turkey, built to a Kongsberg NVC389 design, and this additional third vessel to the two already on order is scheduled for delivery in April 2022.

The NVC389 wellboats are designed with a 4000 cubic metre loading capacity.

“In order to meet the demand for wellboat services both nationally and internationally, Sølvtrans has chosen to contract another wellboat at Myklebust Verft. We are experiencing great demand for our well boats in this class. As a company, we are always concerned with being able to offer the highest quality both when it comes to boats and fish handling. In addition, it is important to be able to contribute to local value creation and jobs. With this contract, we achieve this, said Sølvtrans Rederi CEO Roger Halsebakk.

“A week ago, we took on three new apprentices and it is a pleasure to be able to tell them about this contract that ensures interesting work assignments during their apprenticeship,’ said Myklebust Verft’s manager Inge-Jonny Hide.

“Currently, seven out of 142 employees are apprentices and TAF students. So when Sølvtrans chooses to build locally, they are also helping to lay the foundation for the next generation of proud shipbuilders.”

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