Rapp Marine supplies electric deck machinery to new Aker BioMarine Krill Vessel
- This is our first delivery to a krill vessel, confirms Tor-Idar Øye, VP Sales. With our delivery we will contribute to sustainable krill fishing and secure good earnings for this great vessel, he continues.
The new and innovative krill vessel is specially developed for sustainable harvesting in the Antarctic and will be equipped with the latest and most advanced eco-friendly technology.
- When we understand what standards are required for all systems onboard, it is with great pride that we announce our contract for design, manufacture and delivery of complete electric deck machinery, enthuses the proud VP Sales of Rapp Marine. In addition we will design the new vessels complete boom and rig construction, he continius.
Signing of contract: Tor-Idar Øye, VP Sales, Rapp Marine AS and Ronny Furstrand, Purchasing Manager, Vard Group AS
Aker BioMarine wants green harvesting in Antartic
- The krill fishery in the Antarctic is one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world. Tight cooperation with our Norwegian partners in this project is key to delivering solutions that will contribute to raising the bar for sustainable harvesting. The innovative solutions on the new krill vessel will further help us take care of the ecosystem in which we work and ensure the future of the Antarctic fishery,” says Webjørn Eikrem, EVP Harvesting, Production and Supply Chain in Aker BioMarine.
Environmentally-friendly deck machinery solution
The very latest technology is used on all our equipment onboard this vessel. Rapp Marine has a strong focus on the environment, safety, efficiency, fish quality and crew comfort during fishing operations.
- Krill fishing is environmentally certified. With electrical operation the environmental and work environment, such as noise, reduced emissions, efficient systems and much higher operational efficiency, are taken care of, says Øye.
- We are looking forward to working with both the owner and the shipyard in a very exciting project," concludes a satisfied Tor Idar Øye.
About the Krill Vessel
- The new krill vessel will be built at Vard Group AS in Norway.
- All plans and specifications are developed in cooperation with fishermen from Aker BioMarine and engineers from Vard Group AS, reports Aker BioMarine in a press release.
- The new 130-metre-long krill vessel will be equipped with the latest and most advanced eco-friendly technology.
- Construction is planned to begin in May this year and the vessel is expected to complete at the end of 2018.
- The total value of the contract is 1 billion NOK.
- The vessel will be energy efficient in operation and include a modern bio refinery for the processing of krill raw materials in the Antarctic.