Rapp Marine secures Russian contracts
Norwegian deck equipment specialist Rapp Marine has along background of co-operation with Russian fishermen that goes back to the Soviet era.
“Now we are proud to announce that over the past year, we have signed contracts for delivery of a full range of deck machinery to seven new fishing vessels in Russia,” said a delighted Tor Iday Øye, VP Sales at Rapp Marine’s fishing division.
“We are very happy to announce our newest Russian contract for delivery to four factory trawlers – this is four deliveries to the same customer, Murmanseld2,” he said, adding that the contract was signed this summer to supply the four Cramaco-designed trawlers to be built at the LCS Leningrad Pella Shipyard in St Petersburg. Rapp Marine is delivering a full suite of hydraulic deck equipment for the four trawlers.
“Cramaco has long experience in the Russian market and we are delighted that following Rapp Marines deliveries in previous years has been awarded this contract from both designer and owner. The exciting news for this delivery is that the main winches are tailor-made with a new capacity,” he added.
In addition to the contract for the Murmanseld2 trawlers, Rapp Marine has also secured contract to deliver deck equipment for three multi-purpose RSW fishing vessels being built at the Yantar JSC yard in Kaliningrad for Russian Far East fishing operator the VI Lenin Collective Farm in Kamchatka.
These 50.60 by 12 metre SK-3101R vessels are designed by Skipskompetanse in Norway and the first, Leninets, was launched recently for fitting out, with subsequent vessels Komandor and Udarnik are due to be afloat early next year.
“Rapp Marine has extensive experience with installations on more than 1500 vessels around the world,” he said. “Maintenance of the equipment after its installation is a very important selling point when competing for new projects and we are seeing Rapp Marine’s portfolio of orders for fishing and research growing all around the world,” Tor Idar Øye said.
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