Power & Propulsion

Slimming down the fishing industry’s energy requirement is an ongoing process of development, as conventional propulsion systems become increasingly lean in their requirements, alternative fuels are explored and electric propulsion is just around the corner.

  • “We have signed the Paris Agreement, but the current consumption trend is going in exactly the opposite direction,” said Erik Ianssen, general manager of Selfa Arctic AS

    If you can’t stand the heat…

    2021-10-21T09:58:00+01:00

    When it comes to the climate change crisis, there’s a lot more to come from seafood, writes Jason Holland 

  • Brunvoll’s Engagement in development​

    Brunvoll’s Engagement in development​

    2021-09-18T07:00:00+01:00

    When planning a newbuilding, interaction between concerned partners is essential to producing a vessel with optimal functionality. When leading expertise in design, shipbuilding, equipment, and operation is brought together, this process is enhanced, and the owner’s role is key to this. The owner’s requirements and understanding of operational requirements set ...

  • Stark Group opts for Propspeed

    Stark Group opts for Propspeed

    2021-09-15T11:00:00+01:00

    Underwater foul-release coatings innovator Propspeed has been selected by Ocean Fisheries Ltd. as the preferred foul-release coating for its fleet of commercial fishing vessels.

  • Investing in the green shift

    Investing in the green shift

    2021-09-15T10:57:00+01:00

    Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø and the Minister of Education and Research Guri Melby were in Trondheim to present the NoK120 million to the ZeroKyst project.

  • Brunvoll systems for six new fishing vessels

    Brunvoll systems for six new fishing vessels

    2021-08-25T11:40:00+01:00

    Brunvoll propulsion and manoeuvring systems have been selected for six new fishing vessels being built at Karstensens Skibsværft in Skagen for Norwegian, Swedish and Scottish companies, to be delivered over the coming two years.

  • Sail technology comes to fishing

    Sail technology comes to fishing

    2021-08-05T07:30:00+01:00

    The development of a 12-metre high rigid sail, installed on board longliner Balueiro Segundo, is intended to achieve greater energy efficiency, reducing consumption of fuel and consequently emissions.

  • Whole fleet gets grease-free bearings

    Whole fleet gets grease-free bearings

    2021-08-03T14:40:00+01:00

    In 2019 shrimp trawler Maros VII went to the Lighthouse Shipyard at Mazatlán in Mexico for a refit and an upgrade so successful that the rest of the company’s 50 vessels are getting the same treatment.

  • Brunvoll propulsion expertise for Liafjord

    Brunvoll propulsion expertise for Liafjord

    2021-05-12T11:14:00+01:00

    Brunvoll has signed a contract with the Cemre yard in Turkey to deliver the propulsion and manoeuvring system for Liegruppen Fiskeri’s new pelagic trawler Liafjord.

  • Larsnes fits Yanmar power to fish carrier

    Larsnes fits Yanmar power to fish carrier

    2021-04-21T11:35:00+01:00

    Yanmar Europe has delivered its 160th engine for the Nordic region’s fisheries sector.

  • Netter’s all-Mitsubishi re-power

    Netter’s all-Mitsubishi re-power

    2021-03-19T07:30:00+00:00

    The owners of a Danish netting boat went to West Diesel for a suite of new engines to re-power Maria Bork L-66.

  • Time-saving repair job for Russian trawler

    Time-saving repair job for Russian trawler

    2021-02-24T12:28:00+00:00

    When Russian trawler LLV Kaprodon was docked in Norway for a refit, the news that a vital spare part could take four months to obtain took the owners instead to Marine Shaft in Denmark.

  • Spelve farm manager, Alan Tangny Photo: Scottish Sea Farms

    Hybrid powered feed barge ‘fantastic’

    2021-02-15T10:33:00+00:00

    Scottish Sea Farms is piloting a bespoke hybrid power system on board one of its feed barges, reducing fuel consumption, carbon emissions and operating costs.