Feed joint venture to spend £70m on ‘green’ vessels

Rendering of two planned feed transport vessels

Two ultra-modern vessels have been commissioned for the Norwegian feed transport company Fjordfrende, which is jointly owned by Skretting and Cargill. The boats are due to be delivered in 2026 and will have a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system with a large battery pack, as well as engines that will be able to run exclusively on biodiesel.

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New CEO for merged Intership/Aquaship

Intership and Aquaship, the aquaculture support services business which merged in December last year, have announced a change at the top of management and a name for the combined company: “Intership/Aquaship”.

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Princess Royal to open Seawork trade show

HRH The Princess Royal will officially open the Seawork trade show and conference on Tuesday 11 June 2024, marking the 25th edition of Europe’s leading commercial marine exhibition.  The Princess Royal has visited Southampton many times, however, this will be her first visit to the city’s Mayflower Park for the Seawork exhibition. Seawork takes place…

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Full speed ahead for sea trials showcase

Club gates at night

Preparations are moving fast as vessels, speakers and delegates confirm for this year’s Speed@Seawork, partnered with the Society of Marine Industries (SMI). The event, which showcases fast working boats and demonstrates the latest maritime technology and equipment, takes place on Monday 10 June 2024, just ahead of the Seawork trade show. The venue for Speed@Seawork is The…

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Seawork 2024 focuses on costs and carbon footprint

The conference programme at Seawork 2024, the leading event for workboats and working vessels, will have cutting operating costs and reducing carbon emissions as its key themes. The landmark 25th anniversary edition of Seawork takes place over 11-13 June 2024 with Speed@Seawork Monday 10 June 2024 in Southampton, UK. This year’s conference will lead on “The Future Fuel Matrix &…

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SalMar to operate world’s first hydrogen-powered workboat

What is claimed to be the world’s first hydrogen-powered workboat is preparing to go into operation for a Norwegian fish farmer. The vessel (pictured) has been developed by Moen Marin, the largest supplier of aquaculture work vessels in collaboration with Moen Verft and Marin Design, and with the support of the Norwegian government technical support…

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New super-sized wellboat delivered to Sølvtrans

Sølvtrans, a major global supplier of wellboat services to the aquaculture industry, has taken delivery of a new super-vessel. The 77 metre long Ronja Evolution (pictured) has been handed over by Norwegian builders Aas Mech and is the seventh vessel it has on order for Sølvtrans. This latest vessel has a capacity of 3,000 cubic…

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Moen Marin names its new chief

Moen Marin, one of the world’s largest supplier of wellboats to the aquaculture industry, has a new chief. He is Bernt Lilliestråle (pictured) who takes over as CEO on 1 March. The company said that with an impressive background and extensive experience in the maritime sector, Lilliestråle brings “a unique combination of technical expertise and…

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Seawork Careers event highlights marine opportunities

Leading maritime trade event Seawork is delighted to be working with Maritime UK and the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to deliver another exciting careers event on the final day of Seawork, Thursday 13 June 2024.  As the organisers point out, the commercial marine industry needs the next generation of innovators and problem solvers to…

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