Norwegian fishing company Sille Marie AS, based in Kristiansand, has placed an order for a 65.90 metre pelagic vessel to be built at Karstensens, with a June 2023 delivery date.
According to the yard, the contract for the new Sille Marie is worth around NoK350 million, of which NoK30 million is going into measures to minimise emissions and other environmental aspects of the new vessel, which will be powered by a 2920kW MAN main engine driving a slow-running 4.70 metre propeller. This choice is a step into the future and the new vessel is expected to have a highly economic operating profile.
Sille Marie’s operating company is owned by brothers Carl, Tom Arne and Yngvar Aamodt, in co-operation with the Salthaug family of Bastian, Tobias, Yngvar and Bent. The company is managed by Carl Aamodt and skippers Bastian and Yngvar Salthaug. This will be the Company’s first newbuild, replacing the current Sille Marie, which was acquired from Swedish owners in 2011.
The operating profile is pelagic trawling for herring and mackerel, combined with options for industrial species and whitefish, with a processing deck incorporated into the layout. Tank capacity is 1550 cubic metres.
The 65.90 metre by 14 metre breadth Sille Marie is a Karstensen design, with the owners’ focus on a green operating profile, with optimised fuel consumption and consequently minimal emissions. A heavy-duty battery pack will form part of the energy system on board, reducing fuel consumption during peak load and provide a power boost if required.
The deck layout includes three electric winches and four trawl drums, with stations located at the port and starboard quarters for the electric fish pumps.