Acquisition of “Bjørg Pauline” and rent back
Intership have reached an agreement with Nordlaks to buy their wellboat “Bjørg Pauline”. After the sale, Nordlaks will rent back the wellboat on a time charter contract.
“We have had a very skilled crew on board “Bjørg Pauline” and we are pleased that the transfer will not lead to insecurity for our colleagues even if the boat changes ownership. It is also good news for Nordlaks, since the boat with crew is chartered back and will be in service for us as before. This ensures continuity and we are confident that the service will maintain the same high quality as before”, said Roger Mosand, Deputy CEO of the Nordlaks Group.
The wellboat “Bjørg Pauline” was delivered to Nordlaks in 2010, and was at the time the world’s largest wellboat, based on cargo volume. Since then the vessel has transported live salmon and trout at all stages.
“Bjørg Pauline” is still a state-of-the-art wellboat. It is a good workplace and has the capacity and equipment necessary for the safety of the crew, and to take care of fish welfare and bio-safety. Nordlaks is in a significant investment phase and the wellboat is sold to release capital for other investment projects”, continued Mosand.
“The acquisition of “Bjørg Pauline” and the time charter agreement with Nordlaks is of great importance to us. Today, we have our main activity internationally, but we have a clear ambition to take a significant position in Norway as well, and Nordlaks will thus be an important customer for us. “Bjørg Pauline” is a modern and particularly well-maintained wellboat, and we are pleased that the crew joins our company Intership. The honor for the boat’s reputation and good condition is essentially theirs”, said Ole Peter Brandal, Managing Director of Intership.