Hydroniq secures a contract from Aas Mekaniske Verksted

Norwegian shipyard Aas Mekaniske Verksted has awarded Hydroniq Coolers a contract to deliver its energy-saving, hull-integrated seawater cooling system to a vessel the shipbuilder is constructing for wellboat company Sølvtrans.

Under the contract, Aalesund-based Hydroniq Coolers – formerly named Sperre Coolers – will supply its Rack seawater cooling solutions to the wellboat. The Rack cooler differs from other cooling systems as it is integrated into the hull below the main engine room of the vessel. Here it safely reduces temperatures in the ship’s engines and other auxiliary systems through the use of seawater.

The company will manufacture and assemble the equipment at its headquarter in Aalesund, Norway and deliver it to Aas Mekaniske Verksted’s yard at Vestnes in Norway. Hydroniq Coolers has not disclosed the value of the contract.

The wellboat is newbuild number 204 from Aas Mekaniske Verksted and will have a storage capacity of 2,500 cu m, equivalent to 375 tonnes of live fish. The newbuild vessel will be 69.69 m long and 17.80 m wide. Depth moulded is 5.90 m. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for October 2020.

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