Rolls-Royce has signed a repeat order for a ship developed specifically for transporting live fish.
The British manufacturing giant will produce the second vessel of this type for ship owner Sølvtrans AS, the world’s largest transporter of live fish.
The first carrier, which can take in up to approximately 400 tonnes of live fish, is due for delivery in June this year, with the latest contract includes further options to build two more vessels of the same type.
Monrad Hide, Rolls-Royce, General Manager – Fishing Vessels said: “This new vessel will be built according to the same specifications as the first with a high level of technology and environmental solutions. Our innovative hull design ensures cost effective operations and fuel efficiency as well as low emissions to air and sea.”
The vessels, which are of Rolls-Royce NVC 386 design, feature an advanced diesel-electric propulsion system including two Rolls-Royce Bergen C6 diesel engines and a hybrid shaft generator which significantly reduces energy consumption on board.
Rolls-Royce say they’ve also placed emphasis on living quarters and working environment for the ship’s crew in order to enhance comfort during long periods at sea.
The vessel is to be built in Spain, with expected delivery in early 2014 for the effective order, and late 2014 and mid 2015 for the options.