Biggest wellboat in the world’s hull arrives at Havyard yard in Leirvik
Ronja Storm’s hull has arrived at Havyard yard in Leirvik, ready to become the biggest wellboat in the world, Havyard said in its release.
Ronja Storm will be the world’s biggest in more ways than just being much longer than other wellboats at 116 metres. There are also no other ships in the world that have such a big freshwater production facility. The boat can produce 16.8 million litres of freshwater a day, thereby potentially covering the daily freshwater consumption of 100,000 average Norwegians.
Nor are there any other wellboats that can match her fish tank capacity or have such a great capacity for processing and transport of fish. Its capacity is nearly twice that of the average wellboat. No other boats have four fish tanks, and no others can load 1,000 tonnes of fish an hour. That means 3,300 big salmon per minute. In addition, no other wellboats have used a direct current system before. Ronja Storm is the very first, and the system will save fuel and ensure good handling of the fish.
Ronja Storm is being built for Sølvtrans, which will rent the wellboat to Huon Aquaculture in Tasmania just off Australia.