Norwegian shipowner Frøy Rederi has chosen PG Flow Solutions’ company Cflow Fish Handling (Cflow) to deliver a complete fish handling system for a new wellboat.
The wellboat is being constructed at Sefine Shipyard in Turkey, which is also Cflow’s contracting party.
Together with Frøy Rederi and Møre Maritime, Cflow has designed a new and innovative wellboat concept with several new solutions for the future aquaculture industry. The concept’s primary focus over several years has been maximum fish welfare for a future-oriented and sustainable industry.
Once completed, the wellboat will be 83.72 meters long, 30.9 meters wide, and have a storage capacity of 7,500 cubic meters.
“A vessel of this size obviously requires a fish handling system that is capable of processing large volumes of fish. I firmly believe that we have the market’s most gentle solutions for pumping, delousing, transport and cooling of fish, and that this has helped us secure this contract,” said Gunnar Hoff, CMO and head of the fishery and aquaculture business areas at Cflow.
Cflow will deliver a complete system for handling of live fish. Large sliding bulkheads for the vessel’s storage area is also part of the delivery. The equipment will be delivered during 2020 and first part of 2021.
In addition, Frøy Rederi and Sefine Shipyards have contract options to equip the vessel with further on-board fish handling solutions.
Cflow has not disclosed the value of the contract, but states that it is the largest single contract in the company’s history.
“The size of the contract reflects the size of the vessel and its fish handling system. It is easy to understand that this is an important contract to us. This will become an impressive wellboat and we are proud to contribute towards the project,” said Arnstein Johansen, CEO of Cflow.
Cflow will assemble its fish handling system at the company’s facility in Langevaag outside Aalesund, Norway.
“When we became co-owners of Cflow our intention was to combine the company’s unique fish welfare competence and technology with PG Flow Solutions’ liquid handling and pump competence. This contract confirms that we are succeeding with this approach, with Cflow as the group’s spearhead towards the aquaculture industry,” added Steve Paulsen, CEO of the PG Flow Solutions.