When the owners of Skjervøy fishing company Arnøytind AS started looking at the options for a new vessel to replace their 20-year old boat with a hybrid newbuild, they handed the challenge of designing the most environmentally possible fishing vessel to Naval Consult.
The present Arnøytind was built in 1998, and is also a Naval Consult design, while the contract to build the new vessel has gone to Stadyard.
‘It is very important for us to support the coast and the Norwegian shipbuilding industry. We have used Norwegian companies all the way and are very excited to yet again use Naval Consult for the design and build the new Arnøytind at Stadyard,’ said Arnøytind AS CEO Svein Roger Karlsen.
The contract is a coup for the region, as well as for the Måløy Maritime Group, of which both Naval Consult and Stadyard are members.
‘We designed today’s Arnøytind 20 years ago. Together with the owner we have had several attempts to get started with the new vessel. Last year Arnøytind AS contacted us again and said that everything was set to realise the new Arnøytind,’ commented Naval Consult CEO Erlend Hagen.
The new Arnøytind will be a coastal fishing vessel rigged for purse seining and seine netting, and 50.24 metre LOA, 12 metre breadth vessel will be Staydard’s newbuild number 47.
Construction of the hull is scheduled to begin in Poland in November, and the hull is expected to be delivered to the yard in Raudeberg by the end of 2021. Delivery of the completed vessel to Arnøytind AS is expected to take place in August 2022.
Arnøytind’s owners went into the design process with a set of requirements focused on environmentally friendly operation, low fuel consumption and reduced emissions – presenting Naval Consult with some challenges.
‘We were challenged to come up with a good design to meet their demands. We put in a lot of work to optimise the hull lines that will provide good speed with low fuel consumption. Our brand has for several years been to design efficient and functional vessels, and this is a well thought out vessel in terms of both environmental considerations and function,’ Erlend Hagen said.
Svein Roger Karlsen commented that they had good reasons for choosing Stadyard to build the new Arnøytind. ‘We know they deliver, and their customers are happy with their vessels,’ he said.
‘There were two good Norwegian shipyards competing to build the new Arnøytind and we got the honour to do it,’ said Stadyard CEO Agnar Lynd.
‘It’s good to have other strong Norwegian competitors, which helps us stay sharp and evolve. We’re also pleased to be working together with a local design company and fellow member of Måløy Maritime Group on this project.’
He commented that building vessels in this class is where Stadyard’s experience lies.
‘We specialise in fishing vessels up to 70 metres and with focus on this type of vessel. We built the first hybrid fishing vessels in Norway, Støttfjord and Trondskjær. Those projects brought us a lot of experience and helped us learn and solve different difficulties along the way. Experience from the previous fishing vessels of this type makes Stadyard ready to optimise the new Arnøytind,’ Agnar Lyng said.