Myklebust Verft has awarded Šlesund-based Hydroniq Coolers a contract to deliver the companys unique, hull-integrated seawater cooling system to the fourth wellboat in a row the yard is building for Sølvtrans.
Marine cooling systems are utilized to reduce temperatures in the ships engines and other auxiliary systems through the use of seawater to avoid overheating of the engine and other critical systems.
The newbuild, no. 78, is the fourth in a series of newbuild wellboats that Myklebust is building for Sølvtrans. The design is based on Kongsberg NVC 390 LFC. Steel cutting of the hull started in May, and the plan is that delivery of the vessel will take place in Q4 2022.
The latest newbuild (78) will have a storage capacity of 5,000 cubic meters of live salmon or trout.
Hydroniq Coolers will equip the wellboat with its Rack seawater cooling system. The Rack seawater cooler differs from other cooling systems as it is integrated in the hull below the vessels main engine room, which frees up valuable space in the engine room.
Hydroniq Coolers will manufacture and assemble the seawater coolers at its headquarters outside Aalesund, Norway, and deliver it to Myklebust Verft.