Nauta Yard Cuts First Steel for Trawler Newbuild
Newbuilding Department of Nauta Shipyard has begun construction of fully equipped fishing vessel - Ocean Star with a steel cutting ceremony held on April 26. The ceremony was attended by representatives of shipowner, DnV and Warthill Design .
Nauta has signed contract with a Scottish shipowner in December 2015. This is particularly important order,as it concerns building of a turn-key vessel and all construction process – from the beginning to the end – will be carried out at Nauta New Building Devision located in the former Gdańsk Shipyard. Furthermore, this project perfectly refers to the long tradition of Nauta Shipyard in the construction of fishing vessels.
In recent years Nauta has built mainly partly equipped fishing trawlers, so this contract for building fully equipped vessel is an important step towards the further development of the yard.
Ocean Star will have over 87 m length and 18 m wide. The vessel will be equipped with the most modern fishing equipment such as fish finding, catching and storage system suitable for catching different type of school pelagic species. The complete propulsion plant, including main engine about 7 000 kW, together with two bow thrusters, will provide very good maneuverability during the catching operation and purse seining operation. The vessel will be built according to Wartsila design.
Steel cutting ceremony is one of the milestones of the newbuilding process – which highlights start of construction phase. We are glad that now we can start building - says Ewa Jagielska, Director of Marketing in Newbuilding Department.
Since start of the opening of Newbuilding Department in Gdańsk, Nauta already has signed contracts for building 18 vessels of different types – both partly equipped fishing seiners and service offshore vessels and fully equipped research vessels. Nine of them was launched yet and eight of them are under construction. During recent three years Newbuilding Department of Nauta Shipyard has gained a strong position on the European market of the construction of fishing and research vessels.