Owners of Norwegian longliner Leinebris have contracted to build a new 64.90 metre LAO, 15 metre beam vessel, with a delivery date in 2025.
The Skipsteknisk-designed vessel is to be built at Tersan, and unlike the current Leinebris, the new vessel will be outfitted to combine seine netting, longlining and gillnetting.
According to managing director Paul Harald Leinebø and chairman Åge Uran, the intention is to focus on sustainability targets and to minimise their operational footprint with low-impact systems.
The new vessel will have a heavy-duty battery pack and three gensets for diesel-electric propulsion, as well as azimuthing thrustrers for and aft, contributing to more efficient use of energy. Deck equipment will be an all-electric set of systems.
‘We aim to fish for the future and take care of the resources we have in the best possible way. So we have to both think new and build new,’ Paul Harald Leinebø said.
The deck layout includes RSW tanks to hold fish live pre-production, while also providing the possibility of landing live fish. Catch handling includes silage facilities to ensure that everything is utilised.
Like the present Leinebris, the new vessel will haul its static gear through a moonpool, while the wider choice of gear types is expected to provide greater efficiencies in suiting fishing methods to seasons and fishing patterns.