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Mowi Scotland steps up freshwater treatment capacity with new wellboat

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Intership has held a naming ceremony for its latest boat, Inter Scotia, which has been contracted to Mowi Scotland.

The Inter Scotia will be used by Mowi Scotland for lice treatments and to improve gill health

The vessel can produce up to 5,000 cubic metres of fresh water each day © Intership

The Intership wellboat is the second of two newbuilds from Zamakona Yards Bilbao. Developed by Salt Ship Design, it is a battery hybrid vessel with a well capacity of 2,500 cubic metres.

The company noted that Inter Scotia has been designed with the aim to provide good fish welfare, fish handling and biosecurity. The fish handling system is provided by MMC First Process and the vessel is equipped with a high capacity freshwater production system, capable of producing 5,000 cubic metres of freshwater per day, for fish treatment. The ship also contains a freshwater bath system called the FLS Caligus R600 to help remove sea lice and gill infections in the same operation.

The naming ceremony took place at Intership's base at Hareid, near Ålesund, on 27 January. The company invited locals and visitors to tour the vessel. Following the naming ceremony, invited guests were taken aboard for a short voyage.

“This is the second naming ceremony we have arranged in less than a year, and we are delighted that we have had the opportunity to hold both at our 'home ground'. The importance of showcasing our boats and talking about our operation to the local community around us is substantial," stated Brandal in a press release.

"Naturally, it is a great pleasure that the 'open ship' led to several hundred people coming aboard to look at the boat, the equipment, and to talk with the crew and staff. Our region is world-leading within our segment and it is important for us to create awareness around this, highlighting the opportunities that lie within the well boat industry and the aquaculture industry in general," he added.

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