Built at the Astilleros de Murueta yard and recently delivered to Royal Greenland, the 82.3-metre Nataarnaq is already successfully fishing for shrimp in Greenland waters. The new factory trawler also has options for fishing for halibut.

The Spanish boatbuilding company highlights that Nataarnaq is the third vessel that it has constructed for Royal Greenland. It joins the filleter Sisimiut and shrimp trawler Avataq, while another trawler in the same Skipsteknisk-designed series, Tuugaalik, has recently been launched for outfitting. It is expected that Tuugaalik will be delivered in the first-quarter of 2023.

Nataarnaq has a factory deck with processing lines for grading, cooking and weighing shrimp, a line for processing Greenland halibut, freezing and palletising systems, and elevators to take frozen production to the refrigerated fishroom. The deck is laid out with four 45-tonne permanent magnet winches, enabling Nataarnaq to operate with three trawls.

With the vessels that it has delivered breaking catch records at Royal Greenland, Astilleros de Murueta said that it is hopeful of securing contracts to build more soon.

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