Nauta cuts steel for new pelagic trawler

Nauta cuts steel for new pelagic trawler

Newbuilding Division of Nauta Shiprepair Yard has begun construction of a partly outfitted fishing vessel B-131 with a steel cutting ceremony held on July 4th. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the client, the shipowner and classification society.

The vessel was ordered by Havyard Ship Technology, and follows the delivery last year to Havyard of Esvagt Njord, a partly outfitted service offshore vessel. The B-131 fishing vessel is a pelagic trawler for France Pélagique, a subsidiary of the Vrolijk fishing company, based at IJmuiden in Holland.

‘The steel cutting ceremony is one of the milestones of the newbuilding process,’ said Reza Sohrabian, head of the commercial department at Nauta Shiprepair Yard’s newbuilding division.

‘It marks the end the first step of shipbuilding, which is the preparation of the technical design of the vessel. Now we can start the prefabrication of the hull sections.’

Both the client and the shipowner were attended at the ceremony. Representatives of classification society DNV GL were also present at the steel cutting ceremony.

The new vessel will have an overall length of 81.40 metres and a 17.50 metre beam, and is designed to target herring, mackerel, horse mackerel, sardinella, pilchard and sprat. The vessel will be equipped with RSW tanks for holding catches at -1°C prior to being graded and frozen in 25kg blocks. The new trawler will incorporate the latest technology for sustainable and efficient operation, and a great deal of attention has been paid to ensuring safe working conditions, crew comfort and energy efficiency.

There are currently ten fishing vessels under construction at the Nauta Shiprepair yard, which includes both partly- and fully-outfitted vessels

Established in 1926, Nauta Ship Repair Yard is one of the leading Polish shipyards specialising in building turn-key vessels and partly outfitted hulls, repairs and conversion, classification inspections of civilian crafts as well as repairs and rebuilding of military craft.

Over 90 years of its activity, Nauta has carried out numerous extensive repairs on various types of ships, and has also designed and built nearly 500 fishing and special purpose vessels. At the end of 2012 Nauta transferred most of its production facilities to the area which previously belonged to former Gdynia Shipyard. The acquisition of new land and quay space has created enormous growth opportunities for Nauta Shipyard. From 2013 Nauta Shipyard has concentrated all its new building activities in Gdansk, utilising two slipways and other fabrication facilities taken over from former Gdansk Shipyard.