AKVA group has signed a contract with Grieg Seafood Newfoundland in Canada for the delivery of five Polarcirkel boats. Three of these are the 685 Work model, while two are the 1050 model. The contract was signed in the spring of 2023, and the boats will be used as work and transport vessels at the Placentia Bay aquaculture sea site.
"We are well acquainted with the Polarcirkel boats that are made and tested in Northern Norway. Some of our employees are from Norway and are familiar with the hardy Polarcirkel boats. With the new boats, we will get to our site even faster. We look forward to using them," says Public Relations Manager Perry Power at Grieg Seafood Newfoundland.
The Polarcirkel 685 will be delivered in June, and the Polarcirkel 1050 will be delivered in September. This is the second time AKVA group has delivered boats to Grieg Seafood Newfoundland.
Polarcirkel boat 685 Work are rugged open workboat for extreme weather conditions.
"This is one of the largest boat deliveries AKVA group has made in a single order. Polarcirkel boats are great work boats, able to withstand a lot and are safe. The boats are made for Nordic environments and therefore good in all kinds of conditions in the world," says General Manager Freddy Bakken Braseth in AKVA group Helgeland Plast.
General Manager of AKVA group North America Brian Bosien says there has been a good collaboration between all parties, and he is very pleased with the delivery.
General Manager Brian Bosien in AKVA group North America and CEO Freddy Bakken Braseth in AKVA group Helgeland Plast are pleased with the good collaboration internally between AKVA group's departments and with Grieg Newfoundland.
AKVA group has sold three Polarcirkel boats to Grieg Seafood Newfoundland before, and with these five new boats, the total number will be eight boats in one year. Polarcirkel boats are well-suited for the activity in Newfoundland.
"There is a large market potential in Canada. It's great to be the preferred boat supplier for Grieg Seafood Newfoundland," says Bosien.
Grieg Seafood is one of the world’s leading salmon farming companies. Their farms are in Finnmark and Rogaland in Norway, and British Columbia and Newfoundland in Canada. The headquarter is located in Bergen, Norway. More than 750 people work in the company throughout their regions.