Rapp Hydema Winch Package for Icelandic Trawler

Monday, March 14, 2011
Rapp Hydema has just completed successful sea trials of electric winches for the F/V Thorunn Sveinsdottir, an Icelandic fishing-trawler. The substantial winch suite supplied includes Split Trawl (2), Sweep Line (2), Gilson (2), Cod-End, Out-Haul, Auxiliary and other winches, net reels, and Anchor Windlass. Rapp has been a long-time supplier worldwide of such devices—but this was a unique order. Rapp has some of its newest research-and-development achievements on display. Perhaps most important, Rapp’s new liquid-cooled motor is aboard—patented, and then awarded—at last May’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston (http://www.otcnet.org/2010/pages/awards/spotlight/rapp_marine.html). This same Rapp motor is to be utilized on both the Alaskan Regional Research Vessel (ARRV) and NOAA’s latest Fishery Survey Vessel (FSV) now under construction at Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, WI. Rapp’s newest winch-control design, the PTS Pentagon CBus-F for fisheries, will also be in use, providing sophisticated auto-tension, render/recover, and various other functions
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