Scottish ship designer wins order for Mowi service vessels
Macduff and Norway’s Skagen Ship Consulting will supply two 18.5-metre landing craft
Mowi Scotland has selected Aberdeenshire-based Macduff Ship Design and Norway’s Skagen Ship Consulting and as main contractor and designer for two new 18.5-metre landing craft service vessels for aquaculture support services.
The vessels are a development of the hull forms of the 21-metre Geraldine Mary and Helen Rice landing craft service vessels owned and operated by Mull-based Inverlussa Marine Services.
The new vessels will have a revised arrangement to match the specific operating profile of Mowi Scotland and offer flexibility for future aquaculture roles.
Built in Turkey
Macduff Ship Design managing director Ian Ellis said the vessels would probably have some form of hybrid power, such as a harbour battery pack which removes the need for a generator to power lighting, etc., when the vessels are not working.
Skagen Ship Consulting will be responsible for the delivery of the design and equipment package with the vessels built in their entirety at Etkin Marine in Turkey. The yard has worked with Macduff Ship Design and Skagen Ship Consulting in the past, and has built two Macduff-designed mussel harvesters for Shetland's Blueshell Mussels.
Delivery of the Mowi vessels is likely to be towards the end of next year.