Norwegian pelagic vessel Hardhaus has been sold to Icelandic fishing company Ísfélagið, ahead of the delivery of the new Hardhaus from the Cemre yard in Turkey.
The 68.80 metre Hardhaus was built in 2003 at Fitjar Mek. Verksted. It has a 6120hp Wärtsilä main engine and a 2000 cubic metre capacity in twelve RSW tanks. Hardhaus was fishing right up to the handover, having completed this year’s capelin fishery in Icelandic waters for its Norwegian owners.
Hardhaus becomes Álsey VE-2 and will be registered in the Westman Islands.
The new pelagic vessel for Hardhaus AS is now approaching completion at the Cemre Shipyard in Turkey.
The Salt-designed, 75 metre Hardhaus is expected to set new standard in efficient operation, with a 1000kW/hour battery pack enabling peak shaving in power generation, contributing to lower fuel costs and minimised emissions.
Hardhaus will have options for both diesel-mechanical and diesel-electric operation, and the high-efficiency heat recovery system on board means that hardly any heating is required. The electric winches can route energy back to the battery pack while shooting away.
The design of the new Hardhaus is developed by Salt Ship Design AS with focus on energy saving, freeboard, draught and seakeeping, with dimensions and hull shape optimised during the development phase.
The old Hardhaus has been delivered to new owners Ísfélagið. Image: Fiskebåt