A new trawler for 57 million
The Norwegian fishing company Nergård Havfiske has decided to order a modern processor trawler for the domestic shipbuilding company Vard, on which live fish will be provided with conditions of "increased comfort".
According to the management of the Norwegian shipbuilding company Vard Design, the cost of the contract for the construction of this vessel will "slightly" exceed 500 million Norwegian kroner, that is, it will amount to approximately 57 million 350 thousand US dollars.
A trawler with a stern trawling, 80.4 m long and 16.7 meters wide, with a 7-meter maximum draft, will have a cooled hold with a volume of 1,825 cubic meters and a packing hold for finished products, the volume of which will be 365 cubic meters.
The vessel will be equipped with a special life support system for the caught fish, thanks to which it is supposed to keep the catch as fresh as possible until the very beginning of processing. In addition, it is planned to install an upgraded automatic fish processing line, as well as a set of special freezers for storing and safe long-term transportation of heads, entrails and other waste for subsequent complete disposal of fish products.
This is the third processor trawler of this type, built by Vard shipbuilders by order of the company Nergård Havfiske. The first vessel of the series, named Senja, is already in operation, and the second will be transferred to the fishing company by the end of January 2022.
The hull of the new trawler will be built at the shipyard of the Romanian subsidiary Vard, and the final finishing and installation of all necessary equipment is planned to be carried out at the shipyard Vard Brattvaag in the Norwegian city of Aalesund. Delivery of the vessel to the customer is scheduled for the end of 2023.