The Northern Shipyard in St Petersburg has launched factory trawler Kapitan Geller, under construction for Norebo subsidiary Rybprominvest.
Designed by Nautic Rus, the 86 metre LOA, 16 metre breadth Kapitan Geller features the unique Enduro Bow inverted bow design, which improved seakeeping qualities and provides options for a more efficient forward ship layout. The new trawler will operate in northern waters, fishing for demersal species.
Kapitan Geller is now heading for fitting out at the yard’s quayside.
It has a 6200kW main engine, with excess heat routed to domestic heating and the winch arrangement is designed to channel energy while shooting away back to the ship’s electrical system.
The factory deck has a design capacity of 150 tonnes/day, which includes 100 tonne/day freezing capacity, as well as fishmeal production and a canning plant. The production deck also features automated palletisation with a system already tested on other Norebo fishing vessels.
Kapitan Geller is scheduled to be complete in early 2022. The trawler is named after Stanislav Iosifovich Geller, who worked his way from a deckhand to become a successful skipper.
This is part of a series of ten trawlers being built at the Northern Shipyard for the Norebo Group. The yard is also building a series of for processor longliners for companies within the Norebo Group.