INVERLUSSA Marine Services will take delivery of a new support vessel for the aquaculture market next spring after placing an order with Havyard Ship Technology in Norway.
The 23m workboat, to be named Gina Mary, has been designed in close collaboration with Inverlussa and Macduff Ship Design, and will be built at Havyard’s shipyard in Leirvik.
She is due for handover in April 2017, with an option for another vessel to be delivered Q3 2017, to add to Inverlussa’s expanding fleet.
Sales director at Havyard Ship Technology, Lars Conradi Andersen, said: ‘Inverlussa is a perfect partner for us as we enter a new segment, and with their long experience within both sea farming and operation of workboats, they offer good expertise.
‘We are very pleased that they have chosen us, and hope that this is the start of a long and successful partnership.’
Inverlussa managing director Ben Wilson said: ‘We looked at various shipyards around Europe and are satisfied that we have found a company with the qualities we are looking for.
‘When they came up with an excellent delivery time as well, the choice was easy. Judging by the products they deliver, we have every reason to have high expectations for our new vessel.’
This contract is the first for Havyard Ship Technology within this market and while it is a small vessel compared to those the yard normally builds, they feel it is just as important. In the current market, it`s all about being relevant and offering the products that your customer demands, said the firm.