Inverlussa Marine Services and Nauplius Workboats have signed a contract for two Nauplius 2713UV aquaculture vessels with diesel-electric propulsion systems. The vessels, known as yard number N022 and N023, are designed by the in-house engineering company Argos Engineering.
The 2713UV was designed as a modern, comfortable and sustainable aquaculture service vessel. With its large deck area, the ship will act as a platform for a yet-to-be-determined delousing system. The vessel has a diesel-electric propulsion system, thus ensuring optimum availability of power in every working condition. The hybrid powerplant uses a battery pack, which greatly reduces the vessel’s emissions.
“We are pleased to work with Nauplius Workboats again after a pleasant and constructive experience with [the previously delivered] Camilla Eslea, where the vessel was delivered on budget and on time,” said Ben Wilson, managing director of Inverlussa Marine Services. “As a business, we want to be an industry leader, building a reputation as a leading and forward-thinking contractor in the Scottish aquaculture sector. We aim to achieve this through continually reinvesting, innovating, and a strong focus on working with the best crew in the industry. This order for two newly designed hybrid ships shows Inverlussa’s commitment to delivering the best service to our customers.”
The new vessels – along with Camilla Eslea – will be the first fish farm vessels in Scotland to use azimuth propulsion, which enables the use of full power in any direction and the ability to move in wind speeds that would normally not be possible with conventional vessels.
Construction of YN N022 has begun and the first vessel is set to be delivered by the end of summer 2022. YN N023 is to be delivered in December 2022.