Only a couple of weeks after taking delivery of the new Libas from the Cemre Shipyard in Turkey, Lie Gruppen has placed a new order.
Lie Gruppen has stayed with Salt Ship Design, which was behind the design of the innovative Libas, and this time the new 71 metre by 15 metre breadth pelagic vessel is a replacement for Liafjord.
Liafjord VL-2-ØN will be fitted with the same sophisticated battery pack and electric winch systems as Libas, but in keeping with Lie Gruppen’s imaginative ethos and willingness to embrace new technology, it will have bow foils from Wavefoil.
This will make Liafjord the first fishing vessel to be fitted with such technology – subject to confirmation by Enova.
The retractable foils are located in the forward part of the hull and are expected to significantly reduce vessel motion, contributing to improved energy usage and consequently
lower emissions while also improving safety and comfort on board. The foils also allow the vessel to maintain higher transit speeds under poor conditions.
‘We are continuing our excellent collaboration with Salt Ship Design by contracting a new pelagic trawler from the Cemre Shipyard in Turkey,’ a spokesperson for Lie Gruppen said.