Energy-efficient Hardhaus ordered from Cemre
The owners of Norwegian pelagic vessel Hardhaus have placed an order for a newbuilding, designed by Salt Ship design and to be built at Cemre in Turkey. The vessel will incorporate the latest in energy-efficient technology.
Salt Ship Design’s team have worked closely with the owners of Hardhaus over the past year to together to develop an optimised and energy efficient vessel. The result is the order for a 75 metre purse seiner/pelagic vessel with the emphasis during the development process placed on optimising the hull shape and the main dimensions which have been fine-tuned throughout.
The new Hardhaus is designed with a focus on energy saving, freeboard, stability, draught and ship motions. According to Salt Ship Design, the model test programme is still in the initial phase, and the design development will continue for quite some time.
The vessel will be equipped with electrical deck machinery. To benefit from the reactive power generated by the winches, the ship is equipped with a comprehensive battery solution.
In addition, the batteries will be used to achieve the best possible operating conditions for the diesel main engine, thus reducing fuel consumption, emissions, and wear and tear. Hardhaus will be able to operate either in conventional diesel mechanical or diesel/battery electric mode.
“For Salt Ship Design, it has been very inspiring and interesting to work with such a dedicated and experienced ship owner,” Salt Ship Design’s Egil Sandvik said.
“We are proud to be selected as the designer of the new Hardhaus. Enova has supported the project and made it possible for the shipowner to invest in the energy efficient battery solution and electric winches.”
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