Multi X and Intership sign long-term agreement to operate one of the world ́s most advanced wellboats, in Southern Chile

The vessel, with a capacity of 4,000 m3, has significant innovations in freshwater production and treatments, and will allow important advancements in sustainable operations.

Multi X, one of the largest Chilean Atlantic Salmon producers, has entered into a long-term agreement with Intership, a leading Norwegian wellboat company. The collaboration seeks to operate one of the most state-of-the-art wellboats available in the global salmon industry, within Chile.

The vessel will commence operations within the second half of 2024 and has a capacity of 4,000 m3 including several innovations designed to further develop fish farming operations in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

Additionally, the new wellboat, soon to be part of Multi X ́s salmon farming fleet, has several innovations aimed at enhancing its freshwater production capacities. Notably, the vessel can provide sustainable freshwater treatments using freshwater produced through reverse osmosis.

Cristian Swett, CEO at Multi X, remarked, “we are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Intership, a global forerunner within live fish handling and transport. This partnership will undoubtedly strengthen our seawater activities, advancing us towards increasingly sustainable operations and prove our continuity to the highest standards of fish farming”.

Ole Peter Brandal, Intership CEO, added We are honored and delighted for this significant opportunity in the Chilean market with a world-class salmon farmer like Multi X. We are also very enthused to now also be able to share our innovative freshwater production capabilities and sustainable freshwater treatment opportunities with the Chilean market and with Multi X in particular”.

About Multi X

Established in 1987, Multi X has dedicated its operations to salmon farming in southern Chile since its inception. With a robust team of over 2,600 people, it has a significant presence in five regions of the country, headquartering and operating processing plants in Puerto Montt. 

Multi X holds the distinct honor of being the first salmon producer ranked in the two most prominent sustainability indexes: Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. It recently introduced the first certified CarbonNeutral® Chilean salmon product, now available in the United States.

About Intership

Established in 2014, Intership has experienced solid growth from the start. It offers a modern fleet with innovative technology for sustainable fish treatment and transport. Since 2016, Intership has taken the lead in developing fresh-water treatment for lice and AGD using a reverse osmosis system.

Including all newbuilds, the company’s total fleet capacity will be about 26,200 m3 across 11 well boats. The fleet operates in Norway, Chile, Scotland and on the East coasts of Canada.