Watch the launch of the world’s largest Thermolicer

Nauplius Workboats in Groningen, the Netherlands, launched the Thermolicer Camilla Eslea on Monday. It is currently the largest such vessel in the world and the launch was streamed live through the shipyard’s website. The 35 x 14-metre aquaculture delicing vessel will be operated by Inverlussa Marine Services and deployed for MOWI Scotland.

To maximise performance, the vessel will be equipped with twin triple Stranda Prolog systems for vacuum tank delivery and a bespoke dual-line Thermolicer system designed by Scale AQ. Filtration will be provided by Smir using double hydro filters in combination with secondary belt filtration.

Particulars of the Camilla Eslea

  • Type of vessel: 35 m Aquaculture Delicing Vessel
  • Class: Lloyd’s Register (special craft); 150 miles +100 A1 SSC Workboat Mono G3 MCH DP(AM)
  • Yard: Nauplius Workboats, the Netherlands
  • Year of build: Delivery June 2021
  • LOA: 35 m
  • Beam: 14.3 m
  • Depth: 3.5 m
  • Draught (approx): 2.7 m
  • Speed: 9 kts
  • Bollard pull: 15 tonnes
  • Diesel electric power system with dynamic positioning (DP-0)
  • Main generator: 3 x Mitsubishi S12A2 (Z3) MPTA
  • Total power: 2850 hp
  • Main propulsion: 2 x VETH L-Drive, VL-400si (670 hp)
  • Bow thruster: 449 hp
  • Harbourset: Volvo Penta D5A-T (94 hp)
  • Fitted with twin line Thermolicer with extended loop and heat recovery system
  • 2 x Triple Stranda fish pump built into vessel
  • 300 t/hr throughput capacity
  • Capacity for seven-line Hydrolicer, Optilicer or SFI delicing units
  • Fuel and water transfer
  • Deck space 377 m2
  • Deck crane stbd aft: HS AKC145 HE5 145 ton/m; max outreach 23.5 m with remote
  • Deck crane port aft: HS AK48 E5+ 48 ton/m; max outreach 20 m with remote
  • Deck crane stbd fwd: HS AK48 E5+ 48 ton/m; max outreach 20 m with remote
  • Capstans: 7 x 7 t
  • Accommodation: 9 persons

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.