Intership, held a naming ceremony for one of the market´s most advanced well boats “Inter Atlantic” on Saturday March 11. The 2,200 m3 well boat is the first of two newbuilds from Zamakona Yards Bilbao and is designed by NSK Ship Design.
“Inter Atlantic” is designed with a focus on promoting good fish welfare, fish handling and biosecurity. The fish handling system is provided by MMC First Process and the vessel is equipped with a high capacity freshwater production system, capable of producing 5,000 m3 of freshwater per day, for fish treatment.
In conjunction with the naming ceremony, Intership invited locals and visitors to an open vessel, with great success. There were guided tours on-board “Inter Atlantic”, brass-band music and gifts for the children. The vessel´s godmother is Nikki Rigg, the wife of Intership´s chairman, Peter Rigg.
“Inter Atlantic” sailed straight from the naming ceremony to Myklebust yard for installation of the latest delousing system, FLS Caligus R500. The combination of freshwater bath and flushing fish through the FLS system is a very efficient and gentle way to remove sea lice and gill infections in the same operation.
“It means a lot to us to show our vessels and how we are working with the local community. And it is of course a pleasure that so many local visitors came to celebrate together with us. We are also particularly fortunate to be able to invite so many of the people that have made it possible for us to build this high tech vessel to Sunnmøre and Hareid. Our region is world leading within this segment and it is very important for us to create awareness around this, highlighting the possibilities that lie within the well boat industry and the aquaculture industry in general,” says CEO Ole Peter Brandal.
Established in 2014, Intership has experienced solid growth from the start. The company offers a modern fleet with innovative technology for sustainable fish treatment and transport. After the delivery of the newbuilds from Zamakona and two more vessels currently being built by Sefine, the company’s total fleet capacity will be about 26 200 m3 distributed across 11 well boats. The current construction programme will confirm Intership as one of the leading providers of wellboat services globally. The fleet operates in Norway, Chile, Scotland and on the East and West coasts of Canada.
Since 2016, Intership has taken the lead in developing fresh-water treatment for lice and AGD using a reverse osmosis systems. During the past seven years, the company has gained extensive operational experience in fresh-water production and fresh-water treatments. The experience has been used to actively develop and improve existing and planned freshwater treatment systems. Intership´s fleet of wellboats with reverse osmosis systems provides a low-cost, highly efficient and environmentally friendly method for dealing with the sealice, AGD and other gill infection challenges faced by salmon farmers.