Aquaculture

Workboat boost for Bakkafrost Scotland

Workboat boost for Bakkafrost Scotland

Salmon fishery Bakkafrost Scotland has taken delivery of a 24m x 9m multipurpose workboat, laid out for activities ranging from general cargo transits to specific aquaculture support services. Named Turas A Bhradain (‘The Salmon’s Journey’), the all-steel boat is the first of two near-identical bespoke units built by Macduff Shipyards, with the second to follow in July […]

Coexistence key for crowded offshore

Coexistence key for crowded offshore

A report from the DNV Group warns that the amount of ocean space occupied by offshore installations will grow fivefold by 2050, driven primarily by the rapid expansion of offshore wind and aquaculture projects. The class society’s Spatial Competition Forecast claims that offshore wind will account for 80% of stationary infrastructure by mid-century, followed by […]

An aquacultural LUV affair

An aquacultural LUV affair

  Growing global demand for sustainable offshore fish farms (see, for example, Ship & Boat International March/April 2022, page 44) is necessitating fit-for-purpose aquaculture support vessels capable of handling large nets and cables and loading/offloading significant caches of fish and shellfish. This booming sector has attracted the attention of Damen Shipyards Group, which has been working […]

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