Russians build 6 trawlers by Icelandic design
Severnaya Verf shipyard says it has signed contracts for construction of six fishing ships, processing/freezing trawlers, for the companies of Norebo Holding (Rybprominvest JSC, Karat-1 JSC, Alternative JSC Karelian Seafood JSC and Murmansk Region Fleet JSC). Project 170701 is an advanced design, both for Russia and for the global fishing industry according to the Russian website portnews.ru
New trawlers will have a capsula-type hull of over 80 m long. 3,500 GRT ships will be equipped with fish processing plants allowing for production of more than 21 t of cod and haddock fillet as well as at least 7 t of fish flour per day. Besides, they will process halibut and ocean perch. Freezing equipment of each trawler will have the capacity of more than 60 t of product per day. The trawlers aare designed by the Icelandic firm Nautic & Knarr.
Norebo management is going to include the projects for construction of six trawlers into the application for investment quotas this year. The new ships are supposed to be used in the Northern basin.
Norebo investments into its fleet renovation through construction of ships at Russian shipyard will total more than RUB 21 bln. Keel-laying of the first ship is scheduled for the third quarter of 2018. Severnaya Verf should is planning the development of design and production documentation together with a Russian design bureau.
According to Igor Ponomarev, Director General of Severnaya Verf, all trawlers are to be built by 2023.
OJSC “Severnaya Verf” Shipyard (corporate member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) is a among the leading shipbuilding companies of Russia’s defence industry. The company was founded on November 14, 1912, as “Putilovskaya Shipyard.” Since that time the shipyard has built more than 600 warships and commercial vessels including missile cruisers, antiaircraft ships, antisubmarine ships, destroyers, passenger ships, bulk carriers, container carriers, Ro-Ro ships, tugboats, support ships, ferries and floating docks. The shipyard’s backlog of orders currently includes the series of frigates, corvettes and other vessels.
Established in 1997, Norebo is one of Russia’s three largest fishing companies. The group numbers 13 fishing companies in the North-West Region and in the Far East of Russia. The group’s fleet consists of over 40 medium-size and large-size fishing ships operating in all key fishing areas of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In 2016, Norebo vessels caught more than 500,000 t of fish. With its head office in Murmansk, Norebo sells its products both in Russia and in the foreign markets.
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