The new seine netter/trawler Stødig being built at Karstensens Skibsværft for Norwegian fishing company Asbjørn Selsbane AS is to be fitted with a versatile factory deck for handling whitefish, shrimp, calanus and crab.
The deal was signed with PE Bjørdal which will supply the design factory design, the Bjørdal Automation System, factory equipment and installation in mid-2022.
The factory is designed to take advantage of changing fishing seasons, with capacity to process and freeze H&G whitefish, shrimp, calanus and opilio crab as either raw or cooked market-ready products.
‘This is another important contract for PE Bjørdal for the northern Norwegian region,’ said PE Bjørdal’s CEO Bjørn Meek.
‘This clearly shows the modern and very flexible fishing vessels that are now being built now, and for which we meet every requirement in terms of design, quality and price.’
The 39.90 metre Stødig is designed to have an 11.50 metre beam and will have electric winch systems and energy and propulsion systems designed to minimise emissions and environmental impacts.