A few years ago, Skjervøy fishing company owner Svein Roger Karlsen challenged Naval Consult to come up with an outline for the most environmentally friendly fishing vessel that could be achieved. The challenge has been met, and the result is the new seine netter/purse seiner Arnøytind.
The construction contract for the 50.24 metre, 12 metre breadth Arnøytind went to Stadyard, which has completed the new vessel on a hull delivered from a Polish sub-contractor. The NC1250 design is the first of this type. Naval Consult also designed the older Arnøytind, which was delivered twenty years ago.
The focus is firmly on energy efficiency, with a 749kW MaK 6M 20 main engine driving a Helseth 4TX650/240-3000 VSD propeller via a KMG-650 two-step reduction gearbox. The auxiliary engine is a CAT C32.
Elmarin supplied the VAR-G shaft generator, as well as the 723kW Corvus battery pack.
‘We were challenged to perform and develop a design to meet the owner’s requirements. We put in a lot of work to optimise the hull lines that will give the vessel a good speed with low fuel consumption. Our brand has for several years been to design efficient and functional vessels, and this is a well thought out vessel in terms of both environmental considerations and function,’ said Naval Consult’s CEO Erlend Hagen, commenting that this project gave them the opportunity to develop one of the most modern vessels on the Norwegian fishing fleet.
Owner Svein Roger Karlsen placed the emphasis strongly on using local suppliers in outfitting the new Arnøytind.
‘It is very important for us to support the coast and the Norwegian shipbuilding industry. We have used Norwegian companies all the way,’ he said.
Arnøytind is able to alternate purse seining for pelagic species that can be held on board in 499 cubic metre capacity RSW tanks, chilled using a 710kW RSW plant, and seine netting for demersal species with catches held in the tanks for live delivery or for catches to be landed fresh, iced in tubs.
SeaQuest supplied the pump for transferring catches from the codends or the purse seine, while the RSW system, live fish pump system and icemakers are from PTG Frionordica.
Melbu Systems provided the catch handling deck, which is outfitted with four gutting machines.
The deck layout for purse seining is from Macgregor, with a Triplex net hauler, net crane, intermediate roller, ring needle and deck cranes, while the seine net gear is from Lofoten Hydraulikk, with a pair of CW20-25 combi winches, and a package of other hardware that includes the hose reels, the anchor winches and the hydraulic setup.