Damen Shipyards Gorinchem has launched the first in its new class of fish farm support vessel, Volt Processor for Norway-based Volt Service.
Designed to undertake the maintenance and support tasks for saltwater fish farms, the 43-metre, 499GT utility vessel builds on the development work that went into its smaller predecessor.
The seagoing vessel has a large expanse of easy-to-clean deck space, which will be fitted with a chemical-free delousing installation and the ability to service more farms across larger areas.
She will be formally christened Volt Processor at the end of May.
She will then begin her duties of providing delousing operations and other services to Norwegian salmon farms in the Harstad area.
Remøy Management will manage the vessel once she is delivered.
The 750kW diesel-electric propulsion system on Volt Processor includes protection for the propellers from nets. Other features include a large oxygen-generating plant, cranes, a capstan and tugger winches.
The vessel can also be fitted out for light IRM work for the offshore energy sector, buoy-laying and dive and ROV support.