The world’s biggest wellboat operator, Sølvtrans, plans to have 20 ships built over the next five years at a price of around £647m. Recently they have ordered 3 vessels from the Norwegian shipbuilder Aas Mekaniske Verksted.

Norwegian shipbuilder Aas Mekaniske Verksted is a shipyard with long traditions and recently the yard has specialized in designing and building live fish carriers for the fish farming industry. Over the years, Aas Mekaniske Verksted have designed and built several vessels for the Norwegian company Sølvtrans.

Sølvtrans is the world's largest wellboat company for transport of live salmon and trout. They operate 16 wellboats in Norway, Scotland, Tasmania and Canada. Sølvtrans states that quality is of most importance when they build our boats. They want the best equipment delivered from suppliers with the most innovative and sustainable solutions.

Scan has been awarded a contract to deliver auxiliary equipment to three wellboats that the shipyard is building for Sølvtrans. This follows several earlier deliveries of auxiliary equipment to Sølvtrans and Aas Mekaniske Verksted.

“We’re pleased to have entered an agreement with Aas Mekaniske Verksted on delivery of winches for their new buildings. We see this as a declaration of confidence and confirmation of our quality.” says Michael Ørts Vejlgaard, Managing Director for Scan.

“This large delivery underlines our position as manufacturer of high-quality winches, and we take pride in being a favored supplier to them”, adds Michael.

Due for delivery in 2022, the three new Sølvtrans vessels are of Aas Mekaniske Verksted’s own design. The well boats have a loading capacity of 3000 m3 and is designed for smolt transport and dewatering system for freshwater treatment of the fish. The 76-meter vessel has a cargo volume of 3000 m3 which provides a carrying capacity of 400-450 tons of live fish.

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