Vard Secures Trawler Build Contract

Artist impression: Skipsteknisk

Posted by Eric Haun

Vard Holdings Limited said it has secured a contract to build a
pelagic trawler for Research Fishing Company, based on Shetland.
The contract value is approximately NOK 350 million (roughly
$41.4 million USD).

In close cooperation with the ship owner, the vessel is designed
by Skipsteknisk in Ålesund, Norway. It will also be built,
equipped and completed in Norway. Delivery is scheduled from Vard
Langsten in 3Q 2018.

The 80-meter-long pelagic trawler will be equipped with entirely
electrically powered winches to reduce oil spills and pollutions,
and will have the world's first electrically operated fish pump
onboard. The vessel will also feature a main engine based on
common rail technology, and a cooling system and pumping systems
arranged for rapid, efficient and smooth handling of fish, the
shipbuilder said.

In addition, the trawler will be equipped with SeaQ Bridge
developed by Vard Electro in Norway. The integrated bridge
solution includes monitoring, alarm and automation systems, and
the bridge is designed with large seamless multifunctional
displays.

Mar 2, 2017

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