Oct 26, 2021
MARITIME PARTNER TO DELIVER A NEWLY DEVELOPED WORKBOAT TO CERMAQ.
Cermaq Norway AS and Maritime Partner has signed a contract for delivery of a 15m work boat. Delivery will take place in the third quarter of 2022.
Based on the diving boat ALUSAFE 1500 LDV, the new “Work” version is made to fit the needs and requirements of Cermaq Norway. The boat is specially designed for service and training operations in northern Norway and built for operation all year round.
The boat is equipped for a normal crew of three, and it is certified for a maximum of six people. The boat is specially adapted for multiple duties on Cermaq locations. It is equipped with a crane, winch, and high-pressure washer for maintenance of equipment at their production sites. There is also made space for a small workshop in addition to storage on board for tools and equipment.
The boat has three cabins and a living room with a galley below deck. It is designed and adapted for operation north of the polar circle and will have comfort for longer operations at Cermaq's facilities in the region. In addition to the bridge, the superstructure also houses a seating area, a spacious wc/bathroom and the workshop, the latter with entrance from the aft deck.
The boat is based on the success we have had with the diving boat ALUSAFE 1500 LDV, which already has several operators around the coast. With this new boat we have another model specifically adapted to the requirements of the aquaculture industry. It will be an important reference boat, says Arne K Dybvik, Sales and Marketing Director at Maritime Partner. The contract comes at an important time for us at Maritime Partner and will provide activity in the technical department immediately and then ensure full activity in the workshop when the outfitting starts early 2022, says Peder Myklebust, CEO of Maritime Partner. We are also particularly pleased to add Cermaq to the customer list, as they are a major operator of work boats. We hope that this contract leads to further cooperation moving forward.
Maritime Partner has several boats specially designed for aquaculture and the marine industry. The boats have been very well received by customers and have proven their seaworthiness and ability to handle tough conditions along the Norwegian coast. They are solid and have great built-in safety for operation in all kinds of weather along the entire coast, says Arne Dybvik. Maritime Partner has several decades of experience from building boats used offshore under extreme conditions and quality requirements. We have now taken this experience and passed it on to the aquaculture industry.
Facts about ALUSAFE 1500 Work
ALUSAFE 1500 Work - to be built in partially recycled aluminum and is designed and developed in its entirety by Maritime Partner. The boat is equipped with diesel propulsion and IPS propeller system from Volvo Penta. The top speed is 30 knots, and the boat is built according to the Norwegian Maritime Directorate's rules, certified for coastal operations.