Larsnes orders hull-integrated seawater coolers

04 May 2021

Larsnes Mek Verksted AS has awarded Hydroniq Coolers a contract to supply the marine cooling system to a wellboat the Norwegian shipbuilder is constructing for Chilean shipowner Naviera Orca Chile S.A. 

The wellboat, NB68, has been designed by Skipskompetanse AS from Måløy, Norway, and is of the SK-6100 DM LFC II design. The vessel is 79.3 metres long, 15 metres wide, and has a total storage capacity of 2,800 cubic metres. She will be equipped with the best solutions and innovations for the treatment and transport of live fish. The delivery date for the vessel is scheduled for the end of 2021.

Hydroniq Coolers will supply its hull-integrated “Rack” seawater cooling system to the newly build wellboat.

The company’s Rack seawater cooler is integrated into the hull below the main engine room of the vessel. Here it reduces temperatures in the ship’s engines and other auxiliary systems through the use of seawater, but without taking up valuable engine room space.

Hydroniq Coolers will manufacture and assemble the equipment at its headquarters outside Aalesund, Norway, and deliver it to Larsnes Mek Verksted’s yard at Larsnes, Møre, and Romsdal county, Norway. Hydroniq Coolers has not disclosed the value of its contract.