Rolls-Royce: Focus on fishing
Europe’s fishing industry is growing ever more sophisticated as the fleet modernises to meet demand for more sustainable operations.
Rolls-Royce is bringing decades of world-class research and development together with in-depth industry knowledge to meet this challenge. Over 25 years, approximately 110 fishing vessels have been built to Rolls-Royce NVC-Designs.
Working in close co-operation with the customer the company has pioneered advanced technology in the areas of ship design, integrated propulsion/manoeuvring systems and deck machinery. This helps save fuel, reduce emissions, improve efficiency of operations and cut costs.
According to Monrad Hide, vice president sales, Ship Design & Systems, “our design and equipment will help ensure the most effective and modern fishing vessels in the world.”
The 80m long stern trawler ordered by Spanish company Pesquera Ancora S.L.U is an example. The vessel has ICE 1A* class hull of fuel efficient Wave Piercing design, and Rolls-Royce equipment, including main and auxiliary engine, HSG propulsion, automation, and winches. The vessel contains an onboard factory for the production of fish filets and a storage capacity of 1,400m3 with a 550m3 packaging and freezer room.
Sølvtrans AS, the world’s largest transporter of live fish, has ordered two Live Fish Carriers. The 80m long vessels have a load capacity of 3,200m3 carrying up to 500 tonnes of live fish. The vessel’s characteristic bow shape is carefully designed to optimise cargohold and minimise resistance in the water, reducing fuel consumption and emissions and improving onboard conditions for crew and fish. Rolls-Royce also provides propulsion systems, rudder and steering gear, power electric systems, automation systems, deck machinery and an advanced propulsion control system.
The latest addition to the Rolls-Royce designed fishing fleet is the 70m long Holmøy. This new factory trawler incorporates some of the company’s most advanced technology including the first of the new, fuel efficient, Bergen B33:45L diesel engines and a direct drive permanent magnet motor trawl winch.
The company’s expertise goes beyond designing and equipping ships. Years of experience providing sophisticated mooring and deck machinery solutions in some of the most difficult sea conditions are being applied in other areas of the maritime economy.
A contract was recently signed for an eight point mooring system - including monitoring, fairleads, connectors and subsea load sensing system - to secure a 250,000m3 semi-submersible rig to the ocean floor at the world’s first offshore fish farm.
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