They are part of a NOK 8 billion (£647 million) investment in 20 new vessels between now and 2025 to add to the 19 wellboats in already owns. In order to realise the plans, Sølvtrans has entered into contracts with Aas Mek. and another Norwegian shipyard, Myklebust Verft. The yards will each be able to build two boats per year until 2025.
Today’s order means Sølvtrans has now ordered nine of the 20 vessels, with a contract for number 10 imminent.
The boats contracted today are scheduled to be delivered during 2023 and will each have a capacity of 3,000m³.
“We are happy that we have now signed another contract with Aas Mek. Workshop on the construction of two new wellboats. These boats will be a valuable addition to our ever-expanding fleet,” said Sølvtrans founder and chief executive Roger Halsebakk.
“The company has had many of wellboats at Aas Mek. Workshop over the years and developed these complicated and efficient boats in collaboration with the yard.”