HB Grandi’s new groundfish trawler, designed by naval architect Alfreð Tulinius at Nautic ehf, has been launched at the Celiktrans yard in Turkey.
The new Engey, the first of three trawlers designed to land fresh catches, was launched yesterday, watched by Torfi Th. Thorsteinsson, head of HB Grandi’s groundfish division, Loftur Bjarni Gíslason, fleet manager for the company’s fresher trawlers and Friðleifur Einarsson, currently skipper of Ásbjörn and due to take over the new Engey when it is delivered later this year.
Engey’s fitting out continues at the quayside at the Celiktrans yard and the new trawler will be delivered later this year, and followed first by Akurey and then Viðey between now and the second half of 2017.
All three new trawlers have a 54.75 metre overall length and a 13.50 metre beam. Each is to be fitted with a MAN 6L27/38 main engine capable of producing 1790kW at 800rpm to turn a 3800mm MAN propeller via a Reintjes gearbox with a PTO for the shaft generator. The two443kW D2840 LE 301 gensets on each trawler are also from MAN.
Electric winch systems are from Naust Marine. The nnovative catch handling systems are from Skaginn 3X and these will be installed in Iceland as each trawler is delivered.