The Pella Shipyard has launched the latest in a series of new trawlers for Murmansk fishing company Fest.
Lev is the second of the series for Fest and the fourth trawler launched this year at Pella.
The trawlers ordered by Fest are 61.04 metre vessels with a 14 metre beam designed for demersal and pelagic trawling. Each is powered by a 3840kW Wärtsilä 6L32 main engine and has accommodation for up to 38 crew.
The series is being fitted with hydraulic winch systems and 1200 cubic metre fishrooms refrigerated to -30°.
Lev has a factory deck fitted out for filleting as well as with facilities for H&G production, minced fish and liquid fish waste. The freezing capacity of the factory deck is 70 tonnes per day, which includes a 40-tonne per day fillet capacity in horizontal plate freezers. H&G or whole fish are frozen in vertical and horizontal freezers.
Lev’s launch was attended by acting head of the North-Western Territorial Administration of the Federal Fisheries Agency Andrei Yakovlev, Fest executive director Yury Parshev and Pella’s deputy general director Sergey A. Kukhtik.
Fest’s deputy executive director for economics and finance Ekaterina Adolphovna Kolodkina christened the new trawler at the Pella shipyard’s quayside.
The event was also attended by representatives of the Federal Fisheries Agency, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, VTB Bank, Gazprombank, Alfa Bank, the shipyard’s management and workers, as well as students from the St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University and St. Petersburg State University of Economics and the St. Petersburg Marine Fisheries College.