New Scottish fishing vessel powered by Wärtsilä
Norway’s Simek AS is building a new modern fishing vessel on behalf of UK operator Antares (Whalsay) Fishing Company Ltd.
The pelagic trawler will feature an integrated Wärtsilä
propulsion solution including main engine, controllable pitch propeller and
The Wärtsilä 2-speed gearbox, PTO/PTI, and floating
frequency solution will provide the vessel with high levels of operational
efficiency and flexibility in different operating modes.
The vessel will be powered by a 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 main
engine, and will operate in the fishing fields around the Shetland Islands in
the north of Scotland.
"We needed to replace an existing vessel with a new
more efficient design. It is very important that the ship is capable of
reliable and efficient transit to and from the port and flexible trawling
operations. We have experience with Wärtsilä machinery and are confident that
it will fulfil all the needed operational requirements for the owners",
said skipper Laurence Irvine and chief engineer George Williamson.
The 75.4m long vessel has been designed by Skipsteknisk AS, Norway. The Wärtsilä machinery will be delivered in spring 2016, and the vessel is scheduled to be handed over to the owners in December 2016.
Length over all: 75.4m
Length between p.p.: 67.20m
Breadth moulded: 15m
Depth to main deck: 6.3m
Depth to shelter deck: 9m
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