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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Cooke’s Scotland arm deploys a third hybrid barge

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland has deployed its first hybrid feed barge in Shetland, in a move which the company says will further reduce its carbon footprint.  The new hybrid diesel-electric system, built by Fjord Maritime UK, for the Copister salmon farm site in Yell, Shetland, is the third to be implemented by Cooke Scotland in its…

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US fund brings wellboat operators together

Two leading Norwegian-based wellboat businesses – AquaShip and Intership – are set to merge following a deal that has seen both of them taken over by a US investment fund. American Industrial Partners Capital Fund VII, LP, an investment fund managed by American Industrial Partners (AIP), has become the majority and controlling shareholder in both…

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Seawork celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2024!

Seawork has gone from strength to strength since its creation in 1998, and the show is now celebrating its 25th anniversary. The first edition of Seawork, the leading commercial marine and workboat exhibition, was held in Southampton in 1998. The Port of Southampton has hosted the event ever since, originally at the QE11 Cruise Terminal,…

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