New Scottish fishing vessel powered by Wärtsilä

08 Jul 2015
The new fishing vessel will feature an integrated Wärtsilä propulsion solution including main engine, controllable pitch propeller and gearbox

The new fishing vessel will feature an integrated Wärtsilä propulsion solution including main engine, controllable pitch propeller and gearbox

Norway’s Simek AS is building a new modern fishing vessel on behalf of UK operator Antares (Whalsay) Fishing Company Ltd.

The pelagic trawler will feature an integrated Wärtsilä propulsion solution including main engine, controllable pitch propeller and gearbox.

The Wärtsilä 2-speed gearbox, PTO/PTI, and floating frequency solution will provide the vessel with high levels of operational efficiency and flexibility in different operating modes.

The vessel will be powered by a 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 main engine, and will operate in the fishing fields around the Shetland Islands in the north of Scotland.

"We needed to replace an existing vessel with a new more efficient design. It is very important that the ship is capable of reliable and efficient transit to and from the port and flexible trawling operations. We have experience with Wärtsilä machinery and are confident that it will fulfil all the needed operational requirements for the owners", said skipper Laurence Irvine and chief engineer George Williamson. 

The 75.4m long vessel has been designed by Skipsteknisk AS, Norway. The Wärtsilä machinery will be delivered in spring 2016, and the vessel is scheduled to be handed over to the owners in December 2016.

Main characteristics: 
Length over all: 75.4m
Length between p.p.: 67.20m
Breadth moulded: 15m
Depth to main deck: 6.3m
Depth to shelter deck: 9m

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