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Rolls-Royce to design and power live fish carrier for the Faroe Islands
Rolls-Royce announced today that it has signed a contract for the delivery of design and equipment for a live fish carrier, to be built at the Tersan shipyard in Turkey for Faroese ship owner Bakkafrost.
The contract is worth approximately Â£5.8 million toRolls-Royce.
The vessel is a Rolls-Royce design, type NVC 386, featuring the characteristic wave-piercing bow designed to cut through waves in rough seas, making it possible to keep a more constant speed, reduce fuel consumption and increase on-board safety.
The vessel will have a length of 75.80 metres, a breadth of 16 metres and a carrying capacity of 3,000 cu. M; this capacity corresponds to approximately 450 tonnes of live fish. When entering into service, the vessel will operate for Bakkafrostâ€™s own fish-farming industry, transporting live fish from fish farms into on-shore processing factories.
Anders Almestad, Rolls-Royce, President- Offshore said: "With this design, Bakkafrost will enter into a new era when it comes to quality, capacity, comfort and environmental considerations. Extensive development work, including CFD calculations (Computational Fluid Dynamics), has been done to provide the customer with a fuel-efficient and cost-effective vessel."
On board, the fish will be kept in three holds constructed for the optimum transportation of live fish, with full pump-circulation capacity in a closed circuit. The system also provides for the full filtering of water, with separate systems for loading all tanks simultaneously and pressurised discharge to shore. A high capacity system for de-licing will also be installed.
In addition to design and engineering, Rolls-Royce will deliver an integrated equipment package including a diesel-electric propulsion system and two Bergen C6 engines.
The crewâ€™s living quarters and working environment have also been an area of focus during the design process, resulting in seven single cabins, a spacious saloon with separate dining area, a fitness centre and a sauna.
The Norwegian ship owner SÃ¸lvtrans took delivery of a live fish carrier from the Zamakona shipyard in Spain and has a second vessel under construction, which makes this the third live fish carrier order for Rolls-Royce.
WorldFishingToday - 19-11-2013