A fishing company in the Russian far east is the first in the Madagan region to order a highly modern factory vessel, placing the order with Tersan yard, and with the substantially ice reinforced vessel to be designed by Skipsteknisk.
The new pelagic trawler for the Pacific Fishery Company CO, LTD (Tikhrybcom CO, LTD) is to be built to an ST-119 design with a 90.65 metre overall length and an 18 metre breadth. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2023.
Its role will be to fish for and process Alaska pollock, operating in the Sea of Okhotsk, as well as being able to operate on herring, mackerel and pollock in the Pacific.
The arrangement is for operation with pelagic and semi-pelagic fishing gear, worked with two main trawl winches and a pair of large capacity sweepline/net drums.
A key part of the catch handling setup is a DeepChill system to route liquid ice to buffer holding tanks, with special arrangements to keep the ice in ideal condition before it is pumped to the factory deck’s reception tanks, holding tanks and bulk feeders.
The factory deck layout is optimised for production of filleted, H&G or wholefrozen pollock, with roe and liver extracted for further processing, plus pelagic processing options are for filleted of wholefrozen herring and mackerel and for wholefrozen ivasi.
A 250 tonne/day freezing capacity is in automatic and manual horizontal plate freezers, with production packed and stored in a semi-manual fashion at -28 C° in the 2700 cubic metre refrigerated fishroom. In addition, the trawler will have a 110 tonne/day processing capacity for fishmeal and fish oil for handling factory offcuts.
Tikhrybcom’s new trawler is designed as an offshore vessel capable of extended operation with offloading to reefer vessels while at sea, using an interconnected union purchase derrick systems, with offshore replenishment of fuel, cartons, provisions and other consumables and equipment carried out during such transhipments.
Accommodation is for a crew of up to 111, plus a sick bay.
The engine room is to be laid out with a 7200kW main engine, plus 1555kWe and 656kWe auxiliaries.