Oma Baatbyggeri AS, in Stord, delivered its newbuilding number 547 M/S «Fjorgyn» to Norled AS on Thursday 19. May 2022.
Oma Baatbyggeri AS and Norled AS signed the contract for the almost 40-meter-long catamaran in March 2021.
The vessel is an aluminium catamaran that will be owned and operated by Norled AS on behalf of the Directorate of Fisheries. It will be used as a patrol boat along the coast for control of fishing, clearing of lost fishing gear and collection of coastal data.
The boat is delivered with a large working deck aft and is equipped with deck cranes, winchesand an A-frame on the stern. It is also equipped with a laboratory on board. The length of the vessel is 39.75 meters and top speed is approx. 32 knots.
The vessel is a specially designed work boat with a hybrid propulsion system that will ensure a reduced environmental footprint. Equipped with four conventional engines with exhaust purification that satisfies the highest emission requirements, the vessel is also equipped with two electric motors. Thus, the boat can be driven with electric power from batteries on board or a combination of diesel and electric power. Furthermore, solar panels have been installed on the boat which will contribute to lighting and heating on board.
The vessel is built in its entirety in Stord and many local suppliers have been involved. Smart Automation from Bømlo is responsible for the integration of the electric / hybrid propulsion system and the monitoring system on board. Servogear also from Bømlo has delivered gear, propeller and rudder systems. Teca AS has been responsible for electrical installation on board, while Marine Aluminum’s unit in Stord has contributed with the construction of aluminium sections. It is important for us as a boat builder to think about sustainability and in this regard there is a high focus on short-travelled supplies to the extent this is possible.
The boat is a further development of the renowned Oma catamarans, which the yard has delivered many of to various Norwegian shipowners. The vessel is equipped with 4 MTU main engines that are connected to Servogear’s gear and propeller system.