Norwegian fishing company Nordsten AS has ordered a gillnetter/longliner to be built at Vestværft in Denmark, with a delivery date in January 2024.
The Nordsten vessel will have a 20.99 metre overall length and an 8.50 metre beam, and is expected to be fitted with a 735kW MAN D2862LE447 main engine, MAN auxiliaries and an SCR system that satisfies the requirements of IMO TIER 3 – making this one of the most advanced vessel of its kind in this size bracket.
The energy layout included systems that are generally seen only on considerably larger vessels, with a PTO/PTI and an arrangement that allows the main engine to be clutched out entirely and for the auxiliaries to provide propulsion power if required.
Hundested propellers will supply two 160hp electric bow thrusters.
According to Kystmagasinet, the price tag for this new vessel is estimated to be around NoK61 million, making it one of the most expensive such vessels, as well as one of the most advanced.
Construction of the steel hull and aluminium superstructures is being contracted to a Polish yard and outfitting will be completed by Vestværft in Hvide Sande.
The spec also includes an 11,000 litre capacity slurry ice plant.