News in brief

Aker BioMarine invest €112.6 million in new krill vessel

Aker BioMarine invest €112.6 million in new krill vessel

Norwegian krill player Aker BioMarine has commissioned a new environmentally-friendly krill fishing vessel, at a cost of around €112.6 million (NOK 1 billion).

The 130-metre-long krill fishing vessel that will fish in the Antarctic will be constructed in Norway by VARD and will be equipped with state-of-the-art eco-friendly technology.

Matts Johansen, CEO at Aker BioMarine said since the company was established in 2006 it has focused on sustainable krill fishing.

“From day one, we have worked with WWF Norway,” he said. “The krill fishery in the Antarctica is one of the most sustainable fisheries in the world, and Aker BioMarine hopes to yet again set a new bar for sustainable harvesting with this new vessel. Norwegian skills and new technology will help us reduce our carbon footprint even further with this vessel.”

The contract for the production of the vessel has a financing clause, with Aker BioMarine seeking finance through the Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK).

“We have a good financing plan and look forward to beginning the application process with GIEK immediately,” said Johansen.

Construction is planned to begin in May this year ­– and the vessel is expected to complete at the end of 2018 and ready for operation in the Antarctic from the beginning of the 2019 season.

Related News

Aker BioMarine operates its own three-vessel fishing fleet near Antarctica.  Aker BioMarine photo

Aker wins patent fight as Chinese competitor withdraws from US market

'More brands are asking to be T-free and we guarantee that...' ©iStock/DavidCarillet

‘T-free’: Krill player backs odourless form in 'fishy smell' assault

©iStock/cascoly

How the fall of the Soviet Union changed the face of Antarctica's krill fishing

'How many people know that omega-3 is just chemical nomenclature?' asks Aker Biomarine chief scientist. ©iStock/DavidCarillet

Is the term omega-3 specific enough?

Krill oil supplier says the 'million dollar question' now is whether its Antarctic fishing patches will be next on the protection list. Photo credit Aker Biomarine

Fishing banned in world’s largest Marine Protected Area in Antarctica

© iStock

Science boss: Omega-3s could get boost by aping pharma doses

Related Products

See more related products

Submit a comment

Your comment has been saved

Post a comment

Please note that any information that you supply is protected by our Privacy and Cookie Policy. Access to all documents and request for further information are available to all users at no costs, In order to provide you with this free service, William Reed Business Media SAS does share your information with companies that have content on this site. When you access a document or request further information from this site, your information maybe shared with the owners of that document or information.