The Stølen and Hole families from Midsund in Norway, owners of fishing company Havsnurp AS, have placed an order for a 69.99 metre pelagic vessel with Karstensens Skibsværft, with an October 2023 delivery date.
This will be Havsnurp AS’s third newbuilding, replacing the present Havsnurp which was built at the Skagen yard in 2013, continuing the yard’s longstanding relationship with this customer. The company operates on a combination of herring and mackerel for human consumption, industrial species and some whitefish, and the new vessel will work on similar lines.
As with the long list of fishing vessels under construction at Karstensen, Havsnurp is the yard’s own design, tailored to the customer’s requirements in a collaborative process. Havsnurp’s owners were looking for innovation in achieving optimised working conditions, safety and comfort for the crew, taking into account their experience with the current vessel and advances in recent years.
Unlike the present Havsnurp, the new vessel will have a fully watertight cargo deck. The aft deck arrangement has been arranged with the emphasis on operations in the North Sea, and the layout includes a processing deck designed for effective workflows and gentle catch handling.
Much focus has been placed on achieving minimal fuel consumption and emissions by optimising the hull design in relation to the expected operating profile.
Havsnurp AS are staying with MacGregor and MacGregor as the deck equipment suppliers, opting for a fully electric set of Rapp trawl hardware and Triplex purse seining gear, as well as for electric fish pumps and cranes.
The new vessel will also have LED lighting throughout, as well as other energy saving systems.
The propulsion system will consist of a 4640kW Wartsila 8L32E2 main engine driving a large diameter, slow-moving propeller, adjusted to fit the ship’s precise operating profile. This includes a take-me-home function, with options for diesel-electric operation.