Dutch fisheries group Parlevliet & van der Plas expects to take delivery in November 2024 of a new pelagic vessel to replace the former Annelies Ilena KW-174.
The new vessel is a Skipsteknisk design and work has already begun at the Tersan yard in Turkey on the 111.50 metre LOA, 21.20 metre beam pelagic vessel which will operate under the Dutch flag and registered in Katwijk. It will have capacity to operate anywhere in the world.
It will have a Wärtsilä 32 main engine, selected for its exceptional fuel efficiency, and the new vessel’s design optimises fuel consumption, emissions and noise levels. The refrigeration systems for the fishroom and the factory deck will use natural, environmentally friendly refrigerants.
According to the company, accommodation for the crew of up to 60 is to be outfitted to the highest standards.
It is expected to operate on similar lines to the company’s existing vessels, targeting species such as herring, sardine, mackerel, horse mackerel and blue whiting, with all catches frozen at sea and destined for human consumption.