Norwegian shipbuilding company Kleven has been awarded a contract for a fishing stern trawler ordered by the Spanish company Pesquera Ancora S.L.U. to be designed and equipped by Rolls-Royce.
The vessel is of Rolls-Royce’s NVC 374 WP design and is scheduled to be delivered from Kleven’s Myklebust yard in the first quarter of 2018. This is the fourth contract for the same Rolls-Royce design to be built by Kleven.
Kleven CEO Ståle Rasmussen said, “This contract confirms our high level competitiveness in a tough global maritime market. The fact that a Spanish ship owner has chosen a yard in Norway
to build its new fishing vessel is indeed a vote of confidence.”
The vessel will be 80 meters long, with a hull of ICE 1A* class, and fitted with a wide range of Rolls-Royce equipment, including main engine, auxiliary engine, HSG propulsion system, automation, winches and the fuel efficient Wave Piercing design. Operational efficiency, low emissions, crew comfort, safety and excellent seakeeping capabilities were the main considerations in the development of the ship design and equipment package.
“The fishing industry is about to modernize its fleet towards more sustainable operations and fishing methods. Our design and equipment will help ensure that this will be among the most effective and modern fishing vessels in the world,” said Monrad Hide, Vice President Sales, Ship Design & Systems at Rolls-Royce.
The vessel contains an onboard factory for the production of fish filets and has a storage capacity of 1,400 cubic meters. There’s also a 550-cubic-meter packaging and freezer room on deck.
Since the early 1970s Rolls-Royce has designed about 130 vessels of NVC design for the fishing industry. The current Rolls-Royce orderbook
in this market now comprise seven trawlers and two live fish carriers.