A shipbuilding company headquartered in Glasgow announced that its new ship for the Scottish fish farming industry was launched on Clyde for the first time.
Ferguson is building the hull 805 for Inverlussa Marine Services, officially known as Kallista Helen. The hull is a workboat operator based in Marl, serving the growing aquaculture industry in Scotland
This launch marks the first appearance of the Clyde shipbuilding industry, which uses a large inflatable marine airbag and moves it into the water through rolling motion.
This multi-role processing vessel has an innovative design and is said to be the first of its kind designed and built around a thermo-gluer system in Scotland.
It has two decks that provide greater flexibility and efficiency to perform water-based decolorization, as well as provide farm support.
The accommodation includes six two-berth cabins, and the cargo deck can accommodate up to 200 tons of cargo. The ship will be completed and delivered to Inverlussa in April.
Ferguson Maritime (Port of Glasgow) Turnover Director Tim Hair said: “Kallista Helen is the second of the two work boats we built for Inverusa. One was delivered last year.
”There is a final commissioning plan that will be completed after the ship is released, and it will be ready to be handed over next month.
”After a challenging 12 months, this is a very positive event and a clear sign of progress made by the shipyard.”
”Our contract with Inverlussa is also a good example of Scotland’s strong maritime sector, which is designed, built and operated in Scotland.”
The ship will operate near the west coast of Scotland and the northern islands, and will be chartered for a long time to Scottish Ocean Farms, one of Scotland’s leading salmon producers.
Since Ferguson was privatized in December 2019, Kallista Helen is the third ship launched by Ferguson.
Jim Gallagher, Managing Director of Scottish Ocean Farms, said: “Kalista Helen is not only our goal to ensure the best growth conditions for fish and maintain a stable market supply of farmed salmon. A big step forward, and this is also a good example of the Scottish business supporting the Scottish business.
”Events beyond everyone’s control have caused delays, but we have always been united and always focused on the ultimate goal, and now we are back on track.”
Post time: Mar-27-2021