Photo: Aas Mek
The Marsali well boat was delivered this spring from Norway’s Aas Mek yard to Scotland’s Migdale Transport Ltd. This vessel is equipped with a refrigerated seawater (RSW) system from PTG.
Specially equipped for transporting smolts and for carrying live fish in a closed system, Marsali measures 62 metres in length and has a cargo capacity of 1 500 cubic metres.
Local value creation
A specialist in designing and building well boats, Aas Mek is located in Vestnes local authority just to the south of Molde in Møre og Romsdal county. A number of suppliers in this area have made deliveries in connection with the construction of Marsali.
One of these is PTG Frionordica in Malmefjorden a little to the north of Aas Mek. It has delivered a 1 100 kW RSW system, which is equipped with control and alarm systems from PTG Friologica.
Marsali owner Migdale Transport Ltd is based in Bonar Bridge and produces smolts, transports live fish and provides well boat services. The newbuilding will work in Scotland for Cooke Aquaculture’s fish farming activities across the country.
Originally due to take place in the Orkneys during mid-May, the naming ceremony for Marsali has had to be postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus epidemic.