MEST Shipyard installs delousing system on Bakkafrost service vessel – and wins new contract for delousing vessel in Scotland

MEST Shipyard installs delousing system on Bakkafrost service vessel – and wins new contract for delousing vessel in Scotland

MEST has been responsible for the design, production and installation of an A-Frame 12x8,5m and has just installed an advanced delousing system from FLS on Bakkafrost vessel “MS Martin”. In addition MEST last Friday won an ambitious project of rebuilding another supply vessel (PSV) into a delousing vessel (FFUV) in competition with 7 international shipyards. This vessel is to operate for Bakkafrost in Scotland.
 
During the last weeks MEST Shipyard in the Faroe Islands has designed, produced and installed a large A-Frame on the salmon farming service vessel “MS Martin”. The A-Frame is drawn and developed to operate under harsch conditions in the Faroese fjords. The A-Frame has a height of 12m and width of 8,5m and has a lifting capacity of 24 ton. The A-Frame is tailormade to Bakkafrost’s requirements and includes a special footbrigde on the A-Frame – in order to make it easy for the staff to get as close as possible to the fishfarming cages.
In addition MEST also installed a delousing system from the Norwegian FLS. This is an advanced system which along with the A-Frame will enable Bakkafrost to undertake efficient salmon delousing.
The testing of the installed delousing system along with the A-Frame has been very successful – and the vessel is ready for operation with the next days or so.

MEST won a similar re-build project for a service vessel in Scotland
In competition with 7 international shipyards MEST Shipyard last Friday also won a similar re-building project for Bakkafrost. This time, however, the job is to rebuild a Norwegian supply vessel into a delousing vessel which will operate in Scotland.
The relbuild project includes a number of adjustments and modifications – ie. all timber and steel has to be removed from the deck and be made ready for the installation of the FLS-system. A new A-Frame will be manufactured and installed (a similar one as the one on “MS Martin”). 4 Melcal cranes and winches will be installed.  Some changes and adjustments will also be made in accomodation and on the bridge.
“We are very pleased to have solved the design and installation work successfully for Bakkafrost. On the basis of this successful project we are a bit proud to have won this new project which is to rebuild a PSV supply vessel into a delousing vessel (FFUV) for Bakkafrost’s Scottish operation.” Mouritz Mohr, CEO, MEST Shipyard, said.
MEST Shipyard has more than 120 years of shipbuilding and shiprepair experience with 500 employees, 2 yards and 1 stainless steel workshop. MEST has rebuilt and built a large number of vessels of the years – including the rebuilding of Bakkafrost’s service vessel “MS Róland” – as well as a number of their catamaran workboats.