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Zamakona Yards has received an order from Intership AS, Norway, for a 76 m long by 17 m and 2.500 m3 wellboat for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The new wellboat will be built at the facilities of Zamakona in Bilbao, based on a design from Salt Ship Design. Promoting good fish welfare, fish handling and biosecurity are of the highest priority. The vessel will be equipped with energy recovery solutions and a large battery package to permit hybrid operation and is prepared for a considerably sized reverse osmosis system. To avoid major depth restrictions the newbuild will have a low operational draught compared to its size.

The Chairman of Zamakona, Pedro Garaygordobil, comments, “Zamakona strengths its position as a reputed well boat builder. The new contract for Intership is a great success for our company and allows keeping a strong order book for the next 2 years” ZAMAKONA YARDS Group has facilities in Santurtzi (Vizcaya), Pasajes (Guipúzcoa) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), with more than 41 years of experience building and repairing all types of vessels.