Pelagic trawler Resolute BF-50 has been delivered to owners Castlehill in Fraserburgh, calling in its home port for the first time the delivery trip from Spain, before heading for fishing grounds and landing its first trip in Norway.
The order for the new Resolute was placed in November 2018, with the 69.80 metre LOA by 14.60 metre breadth newbuild replacing a Norwegian-built vessel of the same name, while the owners this time opted to build in Spain.
Resolute has been designed by Wärtsilä and built at Astilleros Balenciaga in Spain.
Resolute’s owners chose a Karmøy Winch deck equipment arrangement with a pair of 91 tonne main winches and twin 40 cubic metre net drums with a 110 tonne pull. The package includes netsonde, topline and tail-end winches, as well as a net stacker and cranes mounted on the aft gantry to deploy the stacker and the fish pump.
C-Flow supplied the fish handling system and the RSW system to chill catches in the 2040 cubic metre capacity RSW tanks and the 300 cubic metre feeder tanks is from Frio Nordica.
In addition to the design package, Wärtsilä has also supplied the whole propulsion system, with a 5200kW Wärtsilä 9L32 main engine turning a WCP 4D1095 controllable pitch propeller via an SC90/2-PDC58 reduction gear, which also runs a a 2500ekW shaft generator from the PTO.
Bow and stern thrusters are 900kW Brunvoll units.
Auxiliary power is derived from a bank of Mitsubishi gensets, with one 1200ekW and two 600ekW units, plus a 200ekW harbour genset.
Accommodation on board is for a crew of up to 16.