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HAV editor9.7.20242 min read

Subsidiary to deliver battery package to live fish carrier

9 July 2024 – Norway-based shipowner and operator AquaShip/Intership has contracted HAV Group’s business area for energy design and smart control systems to deliver a deck-based battery energy storage system to the Grip Explorer wellboat. 

Under the contract, HAV Group’s subsidiary will provide a containerized energy storage system that consists of a “Quest” battery charger with 1,250 kW capacity; a 994 kWh battery package capable of operating in peak shaving, spinning reserve and harbour mode; control system; transformer; and upgrading of the current black out safety system (BOSS). The company will also support with commissioning of the deck-based system.

“We have delivered this type of containerized energy storage system to a number of offshore vessels, but this is the first time we are installing it onboard a live fish carrier. It reflects the aquaculture industry’s increased focus on energy-efficient marine operations as an enabler to reduce both operating costs and emissions,” says Siv Remøy-Vangen, managing director of HAV Group’s business for energy design and smart control systems.

The company will deliver the equipment during 2024. It will manage the project from its headquarter in Bergen, Norway.

AquaShip/Intership will install the equipment on board the vessel Grip Explorer, which is currently being converted from an offshore supply vessel to a 3,500 m3 live fish carrier.

“We are confident that installing a battery package from NES will be a success. It will result in reduced emissions, higher operational reliability and improved on board working conditions for our crew. We have no doubt that we have teamed up with the right partner for this project,” says Stian Førde, Technical Manager-Electro and Nils Otterlei, Chief Operation Officer at AquaShip.

AquaShip / Intership is an aquaculture service conglomerate with headquarters in Kristiansund and Hareid, offering a comprehensive set of maritime services to the world’s leading salmon farming companies. With a fleet consisting of 40 different vessels, including wellboats for live fish, support vessels, harvesting boats, feed boats, service boats, and three new boats under construction, the company has a significant presence in Norway, Scotland, Chile, Canada, and Ireland.

HAV Group’s contract party is Norwegian Electric Systems AS (NES), which has operations in Bergen (HQ), Egersund and Ålesund in Norway, and Istanbul, Turkey. The contract has been booked as order intake in the second quarter of 2024.

For further information, please contact:

Gunnar Larsen, CEO

+47 901 05 694

About HAV Group |

HAV Group and its subsidiaries (together: “HAV Group”) is an international provider of technology and services for maritime and marine industries. HAV Group has several decades of industry experience, in addition to special expertise in guiding the marine and maritime industries through the green shift and towards the goal of zero emissions. HAV Group ASA is listed on Euronext Growth under the ticker code HAV.