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2017 February 14 15:43

VARD secures contract for the design and construction of one krill fishing vessel for Aker BioMarine

VARD has secured a contract for the design and construction of one krill fishing vessel for Aker BioMarine in Norway, the company said in its press release.

The new and innovative vessel of VARD 8 10 design is specially developed for sustainable fishing operations in Antarctica. The vessel will measure 130 meters in length, have a beam of 23 meters, and will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology for environmentally friendly operations.

Delivery is scheduled from VARD in Norway in 4Q 2018. The hull of the vessel will be built by Vard Tulcea in Romania. The contract is still subject to certain conditions, including customary financing conditions.

Aker BioMarine is a biotech- and fishing company dedicated to securing human and planetary health. The company develops krill-based ingredients for use in nutraceuticals, aquaculture and animal feed. The company supplies biomarine ingredients through a 100% traceable supply chain that it also owns and controls. Aker BioMarine was the first krill company to be awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.