Vard pelagic trawler order

07 Mar 2017
This vessel will be the third of the same design for the operator

This vessel will be the third of the same design for the operator

Research Fishing Company of Shetland has placed another order for a Skipsteknisk-designed Pelagic Trawler with the Vard Group.

The 80m x 16.2m trawler will be of ST-126 design, developed by Skipsteknisk AS in Aalesund in close cooperation with the ship owner.

This vessel will be the third of the same design for the operator. But the first vessel was built in 1997 by Slipen Mekaniske in Sandnessjøen and the second was built by Flekkefjord Slipp in 2003.

When completed, the ship will be a modern pelagic trawler equipped with the latest technology. This applies to all equipment on board, all winches will be electrically powered to reduce the risk of oil spills and pollution in the event of a leak.

Even the fish pump will be electrically-operated. The designer said that this is the first of its kind in the world for use within a pelagic fishery.

The main engine will be based on common rail technology ensuring the lowest possible fuel consumption with lowered emissions.

Meanwhile, the vessel’s cooling system for fish and associated pumping systems will be arranged for rapid and efficient cooling and smooth handling of fish, ensuring premium quality and minimum damage to the product.

The ship will also be equipped with Vard’s SEAQ bridge solution which is based on the “big screen” principle with fully integrated monitoring, alarm and automation systems.

This new vessel will be built around Langsten and will be delivered in time to join the Whalsay pelagic fleet in September 2018.

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