There are no half measures in the latest trawler to be delivered for the joint venture between Canadian seafood group Clearwater and Danish fishing company Ocean Prawns, as the new vessel sets out on its delivery trip from the Tersan yard in Turkey.
The owners went to Skipsteknisk for the design of this latest Atlantic Enterprise – and it’s not the first time they’re worked together, as the Ålesund naval architect also designed Ocean Tiger, built at the Søviknes yard in 1997 and the previous Atlantic Enterprise which was built at Aker Langsten in 2002, which at that time was far ahead of its time in terms of fishing technology.
This new Atlantic Enterprise is built to Skipsteknisk’s ST-119 design and is believed to be the first fishing vessel to be built to comply with Polar Code requirements, which entail extremely strict water management, catalytic converters on all of the engines on board, and optimal energy utilisation. Minimal emissions to water and air are critical key factors. They also opted to build to the highest possible Ice Class.
Atlantic Enterprise is outfitted with four permanent magnet winches for towing triple-rig gear.
The build also incorporates plenty of new thinking in automation and robotics on its Carsoe factory deck, with production lines for shrimp and Greenland halibut, and the new thinking in robotic handling is designed to ensure swift processing and throughput, while eliminating heavy lifting and any hazardous operations on the factory deck.
The two-level 3000 cubic metre cargo hold is arranged for palletised storage of 1900 tonnes of Greenland halibut or 1200 tonnes of both cooked and uncooked shrimp, with catches frozen in a pair of high-capacity automated freezers.
Atlantic Enterprise has an overall length of 82.30 metres with an 18 metre beam and accommodation on board is for a crew of up to 35.
The new trawler is making its delivery trip to Canada with chairman of the Ocean Prawns board Kristian Barslund Jensen among those on board. He’s no newcomer to this with his many years of experience as skipper on fishing grounds across the North Atlantic, and his long experience and that of the company have been integral to the design and development of the new trawler.
‘This trawler is outfitted with the latest equipment in every respect, from the factory deck to the freezers, fishing gear, winches and cranes,’ said Ocean Prawns CEO Daniel Barslund.
‘Throughout this process, we have worked closely with our suppliers, who have also seen this as an exciting and challenging task. We have allied ourselves with the best in the market in every aspect, with a strong focus on gentle fishing, increased efficiency and not least the quality, taste and freshness of the catch.’