Faroe Origin has placed an order for a pair of new 44.10 metre trawlers to bring the company’s fleet back up to six vessels. The new will vessels have options for working as a pair team, as well as operating singly with multi-rig gear.
The order, placed with the Karstensen yard in Denmark, has been under discussion for some time, and the design for the two new vessels has been developed by the yard and the customer with a view to achieving the best possible working conditions and the crew’s safety and comfort.
According to the yard, the overall concept has been optimised to match the company’s operating profile and to achieve minimal fuel consumption and emissions per kilo of catch. In a departure from the usual operating pattern for Faroese pair teams, the new vessels will be outfitted with factory decks capable of processing up to 40 tonnes per day and options for landing fresh catches as well as freezing production at sea. Silage systems and tanks form part of the catch management configuration.
The 44.10-metre, 7.10-metre breadth pair trawlers are to be powered by ABC 8DZC main engines and winch systems will be from Evotec. Delivery is planned for the first and second quarters of 2026.
Faroe Origin has its roots in the Beta fishing company, before becoming Faroe Origin in 2011 under the ownership of Framherji and Varðin. Originally, Beta operated four ‘Cuban’ pair teams, before replacing these in 2000 with the Spanish-built Stelkur and Bakur in 2000, followed by Heykur and Falkur in 2007, also built in Spain. These were subsequently joined by sister vessels Lerkur and Rókur – built to the same design for owners in Scotland and Ireland, and not originally as a pair team although they were converted to work as a pair.
In 2021 Faroe Origin sold Lerkur and Rókur to Euronor in Boulogne-Sur-Mer. With the delivery of the new pair team from Karstensen in 2026, the Faroe Origin fleet will again be back at six vessels.