The use of gas engines will give her a 30 percent reduction in CO2 emissions compared to a traditional diesel engine. The use of liquefied natural gas will also provide 90 percent reduction of the emissions of the nox. The two vessels, Bjorg Pauline and Harald Martin will serve to Nordlaks’ ground-breaking, revolutionary salmon Havfarm named after the company’s chairman Josten Albert Refnes. The vessels will have special Havfarm connection system. The 395-metres long, ship-shaped floating frame Havfarm can hold 10,000 tons of fish in six pcs of 47 x 47 meter nets. The vessel, having a cargo hold capacity of 4300 m3 is also equipped with fish treatment system to remove the sea lies from the fish. She is equipped with spacious and luxuriously appointed accommodation for the crew on board. Designed by NSK Ship Design and built under supervision of DNVGL, Bjørg Pauline will be one of the most efficient and most advanced vessels of her type. The second LNG-powered live fish carrier of the series named after Harald Martin is also under construction at our Shipyard and is planned to be delivered in 2021.
The Havfarm has integrated fish feed silos and a robust water injection system optimizing the oxygen level inside the net pens. The unit is dimensioned for a wave height of 10 m Hs. The unit has protective steel skirts reducing current effects inside the fish pens and together with overpressure from water injection system keeping sea lice outside the unit. The Havfarm also have accommodation for limited number of crew on board, but many functions like feeding are done from shore via redundant internet and wi-fi systems. Havfarm is conveyed to Norway from China with a record breaking transport process. With the weight of 36.000 tons, Havfarm has been the largest construction ever transported by a vessel. Nordlaks, who has been one of the biggest companies among the aquaculture sector and focused on development of new aquaculture technology, has made revolutionary investment with the construction of these two advanced live fish carriers and Havfarm which will proudly serve for offshore coastal fish farming industry.