Odd Lundberg opts for all-electric deck equipment

02 Aug 2017
Odd Lundberg

The new Odd Lundberg gets a full package of Rapp Marine electric deck equipment

Mats Lundberg and younger brother Stian, skipper and chief engineer of pelagic vessel Odd Lundberg, went to Rapp Marine for an all-electric deck gear package.

Their new Odd Lundberg has been ordered from Karstensens in Skagen and the 69.99 x 15.20 metre pelagic vessel will be delivered in June 2019.

“This is the first time the company has selected a high-tech electrical solution,” confirmed Morten Stenkjær, VP Sales at Rapp Marine AS.​​

Mats Lundberg, who together with his younger brother Stian sail as skipper and chief engineer, are fourth generation fishermen in the family-owned shipping company Odd Lundberg AS, which has a history dating back to 1918.

The third generation of the Lundberg family to run the business, Mats and Stian Lundberg said that feedback from their colleagues with experience in other types of fishing vessels with electric winches is that they are smoother in operation and fish better.

“Whether this effect is measurable will become clear when the vessel is operating, but this is a sign pointing in the right direction, towards the future,” said Mats Lundberg.

“In the process of selecting equipment we felt that Rapp Marine was the supplier that satisfied our requirements and had the most innovative solutions. We can also say that in previous deliveries Rapp Marine has always met our requirements at a reasonable price.”

“We are very grateful that Odd Lundberg AS has chosen Rapp Marine as their third generation supplier, and in particular because they chose our electrical system as a solution for the future,” Morten Stenkjær, said.

“The latest technology will be used on all the equipment delivered from us for this modern vessel built at Karstensen Shipyard in Skagen. Rapp Marine is pleased with the trust Karstensen Shipyard has once again placed with us. Both Rapp Marine and Odd Lundberg AS have collaborated with the shipyard for many years and now we are looking forward to new co-operation with this new flagship.”

Power and efficiency

“Electrical equipment has a lower power requirement and is more efficient, as the conversion to hydraulics has been eliminated,” Mats Lundberg said.

“We hope this will be reflected in lower fuel consumption and a reduction in emissions of harmful gases. With electric winches we will have better power utilisation, as we have re-generation of the energy during the shooting and towing phases when fishing.  This re-generated energy is returned to the ship’s electrical distribution system and so reduces the load on the main engine.”

Morten Stenkjær explained that Rapp's hydraulic deck machinery systems have been continuously developed over the years in response to clear requirements and feedback from the fishing fleet.

“When we developed the electrical equipment for the fishing fleet we based the technology on the same experiences, philosophy and reliability that have stood us in good stead over the years,” he said.

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