The Admiralty Shipyard and the Northern shipyard in St Petersburg, both part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation have started cutting steel for new fishing vessels, continuing series for Russian fishing companies.
The Admiralty yard has begun work on the sixth vessel in the series of ST-192 factory trawlers for the Russian Far East to be operated by the Russian Fishery Company.
‘This year we have some important events ahead of us. The first pair of supertrawlers will be handed over to the company, the second will be launched, the keels of the fifth and sixth vessels are being laid,’ said Dmitry Sapov, RFC’s deputy director general in charge of construction.
‘The need to complete the construction and renewal of the fleet as soon as possible is now more evident than ever. It is important for the company, as well as for the entire industry, to ensure additional processing capacity in order to replace raw materials exports with fully processed products and to diversify sales.’
At the Northern (Severnaya) shipyard, work has begun on the eighth factory trawler in a series being built for Norebo Group.
Kapitan Korotich is being built for Norebo company Akros JSC and is expected to operate in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea, fishing mainly for herring and pollock.
The Nautic Rus-designed trawler has an 81 metre overall length and a 16 metre beam, and will be powered by a 6200kW main engine. The first six newbuilds in the series are to operate in North Atlantic waters, and the remaining four in the Far East. All ten Norebo trawlers feature the distinctive Nautic Rus Enduro Bow, which allows for working space on board to be optimised and improves seakeeping qualities.