Nauta starts sustainable trawler construction

11 Jul 2017
Nauta Shiprepair Yard

Nauta Shiprepair Yard recently held a steel cutting ceremony for the B-131 trawler

Polish Nauta Shiprepair Yard has begun construction of a partly outfitted energy efficient fishing trawler for Norway-headquartered Havyard Ship Technology.

B-131 will be equipped with refrigerated seawater (RSW) tanks, as well as technology for sustainable fishing and efficient processing of pelagic species.

Following a steel cutting ceremony attended by classification society DNV GL, Reza Sohrabian, head of commercial in the newbuilding division of Gdańsk-located Nauta Shiprepair Yard, said: “(The) steel cutting ceremony is one of the milestones of the newbuilding process – it ends the first step of shipbuilding, which is the preparation of the technical design of the vessel. Now we can start the prefabrication of the hull sections.”

The 81.4m long and 17.5m wide vessel, which will be used by France Pelagique SAS, will catch species such as herring, mackerel, horse mackerel, sardinella, pilchard and sprat.

Caught fish will be pumped into the RSW tanks using a special pump, cooled to -1 ° C and then pumped and frozen to -25 ° C in blocks of up to 25 kg each.

Nauta has previously delivered partly outfitted service offshore vessel Esvagt Njord to Havyard.

10 fishing vessels are currently under construction at the shipyard, which is also building a ship platform for a Swedish navy Signal Intelligence (SIGNIT) vessel and a research vessel for the University of Gothenburg.