NSK Ship Design is about to prove its position within aquaculture and LNG-propulsion by completing another prestigious mission.
This design company has already commenced working on a sea farm project for the fish farming company Nordlaks. This project was described by the former Minister of Fisheries, Ms. Aspaker, as an important link in developing Norwegian fish farming technology. Again, this very company is back in front position with a major project for Nordnorsk Shipping.
NSK Ship Design was approached by Nordnorsk Shipping during January 2015, as they wanted to develop a new ship design, based on experience related to the world’s first LNG- run cargo vessel, m/v Høydal. This vessel is at present carrying cargoes of salmon feed for the fish farming companies, and was also designed by NSK Ship Design.
This new vessel emits only 10% NOx and 75% of CO2, compared with vessels motored by traditional diesel engines. As transports are responsible for large emissions of climate gases, this is an important issue to deal with. The vessel is 81.50 m. long, and with a beam of 16 m. The cargo capacity is 2 700 tons, and the vessel is equipped with a 50-tons crane. In addition, the ship has installed a dynamic positioning system, supplied by Rolls Royce, which enables the vessel to unload alongside the fish farming sites without mooring.
– We possess considerable knowledge and competence as regards LNG propulsion, and demonstrate by carrying out projects of this type that solutions exist. Utilization of gas-motored cargo vessels is an important contribution towards reducing emission of climate gases, and shows the way ahead for transport companies and fish farmers. We are proud of our contribution towards the future for maritime transports and fish farming industries, says Sales Manager Thomas Myhre in NSH Ship Design.
During this process, NSK Ship Design did work closely with Biomar and Nordnorsk Shipping. – A close co-operation between shipping company and designer is essential for developing proper and innovative solutions for our customers, says Mr. Myhre.
At present, NSK Ship Design experiences a strong growth, and has expanded its branch offices in Harstad and Archangel, Russia, in order to manage contacts with customers from all over the world. By possessing experience from an environmentally vulnerable Norwegian cost, NSK Ship Design finds it most reasonable that several major players within the field of aqua culture are focusing on a sustainable environment.
-Our projects vary from certifying smaller service vessels to designing well transport vessels, feed vessels and sea farms. In order to be able to develop this extensive totality, it is mandatory to establish good relations with subcontractors, R&D-environments and major aqua culture companies. This is an important fundament for being able to deliver ship design on this level, says Mr. Myhre.
Nordnorsk Shipping has signed a contract with Tersan Shipyard in Turkey, and the newbuilding NB 1070 is to be completed by 2017.