Rolls-Royce ship set to supply fish feed along Norway’s coast

Rolls-Royce has won a second order for a vessel from its Environship range.

The gas-powered ship will be used to supply feed to fish farms along the Norwegian coast.

The vessel has been ordered by Norwegian company Eidsvaag and will operate a schedule to ensure fish are fed at the same time every week, regardless of weather conditions.

The NVC 401 forage carrier incorporates a variety of features to reduce environmental impact while increasing efficiency. It will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40 per cent compared with similar diesel-powered ships.

Rolls-Royce will supply all the main systems and equipment, as well as the ship design. These include a Bergen C-Series engine powered by liquid natural gas (LNG), a wave-piercing bow and a Promas propulsion system that combines a propeller and a rudder.

Rolls-Royce will also supply a dynamic positioning (DP) system, which uses satellite technology to hold the ship in position during the offloading of fish feed.