The well boat "Hordagut" will be built at Fitjar mechanical workshop (FMV) and delivered in April 2020.

Together with four other farming companies in Austevoll, Fitjar and Bømlo, Blom Fiskeoppdrett has established Hordalaks AS, which has contracted one of the country's largest well boats with a whopping 4,700 m3 cargo space.

The boat can carry over 500 tonnes of live salmon to slaughter in one trip.

Blom Fiskeoppdrett owns 1/3 of the company. Kobbevik og Furuholmen Oppdrett AS, which is a subsidiary of Brødrene Birkeland fiskebåtrederi, also owns 1/3. The rest of the ownership is divided between Fremskridt laks AS, Engesund Fiskeoppdrett AS and Fylkesnes Fisk AS.

The vessel will primarily work for these five companies, which have a total of 25 food fish licences in Hordaland.

"Hordagut" has main dimensions LxWxDriss of 82.9 x 18.0 x 8.5m. It will have the shipyard's construction number FMV44, and is due for delivery in April 2020. Hordalaks, Heimli and FMV have worked closely together in the development of the design. Great emphasis has been placed on the development of cargo systems, so that optimal fish welfare is achieved for the entire spectrum from smolt to harvest fish.