The first vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2013. It will be 76m long with a beam of 16m and incorporates the latest developments in hull and systems design.
An advanced diesel-electric propulsion system with hybrid shaft generator, powered by two Bergen C25:336P diesels rated at 1,440kW will deliver low fuel consumption and emissions.
The design incorporates the latest improvements in fish welfare and fish handling. Tank capacity of 3,000m3 provides a capability to safely transport up to 450t of live fish, and is divided into three equal cargo holds with sliding bulkheads and a pressure system for loading and unloading.
It is fully equipped for transport in a closed system with no discharge to the sea. Control of the water flow and circulation in the cargo compartments has been a key design priority to ensure optimal conditions for the fish.
Considerable emphasis has also been placed on the living and working environment for the crew. Single cabins accommodate up to 11 people and there is a fitness centre and sauna.
The vessel is being built by the Spanish shipyard Astilleros Zamakona S.A.