Ostervold opts for Ibercisa
Spanish deck equipment specialist Ibercisa has been chosen by Knut Inge and Henrik Ostervold to supply winches and a package of associated equipment for their new pelagic vessel, due to be built at the Western Marine Shipyard in Bangladesh.
They took the opportunity to sign the contract for the suite of deck machinery at Nor-Shipping, with the deal to supply the new Ostervold vessel struck by Ibercisa’s northern Europe agent, Faroese company KSS. The 82 metre purse seiner/pelagic trawlers for Knut Inge and Henrik Ostervoldis a Sawicon design. It will be supplied with a package designed, manufactured and installed by Ibercisa Deck Machinery, consisting of fifteen electric winches. This includes twin trawl winches with a Scantrol autotrawl control system, auxiliary winches, a pair of net drums, purse seine handling equipment and net sounder winches.
An innovative aspect to the Ibercisa package is that in addition to the electric drives, the main trawl winches and the net drums will also be powered by a double motor arrangement as an additional security precaution and to enhance the system’s dynamic operation. This double motor drive uses a gearbox designed, manufactured and supplied by Ibercisa with hardened and ground gears.
The pelagic net drums are among the most powerful on the market today, with a 150 tonne line pull at a rate of 96 metres per minute at the first layer.
“This is especially ideal for fishing blue whiting, which in the first months of the year is a demanding fishery for vessels to cope with due to difficult sea conditions and often heavy catches,” said Ramòn Carreira, Director of Business Development at Ibercisa Deck Machinery.
“This is a very important project because it begins a process of renovation for the pelagic fleet in the region around Bergen in Norway where this fleet has its base,” he added, commenting that this contract opens the way to an important segment of the market in Norway for the Vigo-based company, where Ibercisa already has a long track record of supplying deck equipment to the distant-water freezer trawler fleet.
Ibercisa Deck Machinery designed, manufactured and supplied the electrically-powered deck equipment for Danish pelagic vessels Ruth and Beinur which were delivered last year.
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