Skaginn 3X and Frost secure landmark contract
Icelandic food processing specialist Skaginn 3X and refrigeration systems company Frost have secured a multi-million dollar deal to supply state-of-the-art processing and chilling equipment to a super- trawler for Russia’s VI Lenin Collective Farm Fishery (RK Lenina).
The new 121-metre, multi-species factory trawler is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2022, with Skaginn 3X and Frost bidding for the contract via Icelandic maritime consortium Knarr Rus.
“We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to become part of Russian maritime history,” said Skaginn 3X Russian regional manager Petur Jakob Petursson. “This will be the largest fishing vessel in the past 30 years in Russia. And just to put things into perspective, this magnificent ship’s output will be 50% higher than the capacity of super trawlers currently operated by other Russian fisheries firms, as well as 100% more cargo space.”
“This deal reflects the solid co-operation between our three firms,” added Frost’s sales and marketing manager Gudmundur Hannesson. “With this deal, Skaginn 3X and Frost are now firmly putting their mark on the Pacific fisheries market by providing a unique turnkey solution, which sharply increases capacity, while boosting product quality.”
The vessel, which will be built in Kaliningrad at the Yantar Shipyard, is made possible by the Russian government’s investment programme.
“The new processing equipment from Skaginn 3X and Frost, supported by the superior design of the vessel itself, clearly demonstrates our commitment to innovative thinking, modern fishing methods and processing,” commented RK Lenina chairman Sergey Tarusov.
RK Lenin’s new factory trawler will be unique, incorporating both conventional winching in addition to custom pumping systems for bringing fresh catch onboard. It will also be able to process fish caught by other vessels, boasting a cargo space of 5100 cubic metres and a processing capacity of 450 tonnes per day.
Skaginn 3X will deliver the vessel’s processing deck fully fitted for multi-purpose processing, grading, gentle handling and fast and reliable packing, delivering up to ten batches per minute at high speed. The design also allows for complete elimination of vertical plate freezers, enabling greater flexibility and a complete closed refrigeration system for future demands for a safe work environment.
Frost will deliver the vessel’s complete cooling and freezing solution, meeting the highest and environmentally friendly standards and demands, in addition to designing and delivering the rapid seawater cooling system for the bunkers, securing the highest product quality.
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