Rolls-Royce and Westcon Yards to deliver new Gunnar Langva

01 Sep 2017
Gunnar Langva

The new Gunnar Langva will be the sixth vessel to carry the name and the second Rolls-Royce design for the company

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to deliver ship design and an extensive range of ship equipment to a purse seiner / pelagic trawler to be built for Norwegian fishing company Gunnar Langva AS, based in Ålesund.

The 75 metre pelagic catcher is to be built by Westcon Yards, and Rolls-Royce’s contract is signed with the yard. This will be Westcon’s second order for Gunnar Langva AS. The previous vessel was delivered in 2013 and was also a Rolls-Royce design. In addition, the new vessel will be the sixth vessel in a row to carry the Gunnar Langva name.

“We have been considering a new vessel for some time, and decided to co-operate with Westcon and Rolls-Royce once again, based on the excellent co-operation we’ve had on our existing ship,” Gunnar Langva AS’s owners stated.

The new Gunnar Langva will be a NVC 353 design, and the equipment to be delivered from Rolls-Royce includes the B33:45 diesel engine and the Promas integrated rudder and propeller system. Rolls-Royce is also to deliver hydraulic winches.

“Focus in the design work has been to enhance the current features of Gunnar Langva while at the same time looking at increasing overall efficiency,” said Monrad Hide, VP Sales at Rolls-Royce

“This new vessel will be updated to a cost efficient and maintenance friendly design type, and the propulsion system will reduce fuel consumption and also decrease onboard and in-water noise and vibration.”

The new Gunnar Langva will have an RSW storage capacity of 2250 cubic meters, and is to be arranged with 13 single cabins. It is expected to be delivered from the yard in the third quarter of 2019.