Killybegs company SeaQuest Systems had a successful time at this year’s DanFish exhibition, coming away with a list of orders for new vessels being built in Denmark.
‘We had already confirmed an order for the new Christina S that has been ordered from Karstensens, and we have five more orders for crane and pump packages to be delivered to new vessels that are on the Karstensen orderbook,’ said SeaQuest’s Brendan Leslie.
‘We appreciate the trust that the yard and these vessel owners are showing in our equipment.’
Gollenes and Sille Marie are each getting a 4t/12m knuckleboom crane and a 4t/12m powerlock crane. Seine netters Stødig and Polarbris have each ordered a 4t/11m powerblock crane.
‘We will be delivering two of our newly designed 20-inch fish pumps to new pelagic vessel Artemis,’ he said.
SeaQuest has seen activity growing steadily over recent years, and has already expanded its production capacity in Killybegs several times to keep pace with the demand for its equipment as the company’s overseas markets continue to grow.
Following the delivery earlier this year of Eamon McHugh’s Antarctic with a full package of SeaQuest hardware on board, a similar package is being prepared for the new Christina S that Karstensen is building for the Simpson family.
‘We’d especially like to thank Ernie and Allan Simpson for their trust and confidence in us as part of this fantastic looking new build,’ Brendan Leslie said.
‘This will be the second complete package supplied to Karstensen.’
Christina S will be supplied with a pair of 90-tonne trawl winches, with grooved winch drums for easier spooling and controlled via a SeaQuest autotrawl system, a 73-tonne top-line winch, a 58-tonne tail-line winch, a 4-tonne net sounder winch, a pair of 110-tonne net drums and a complete hydraulic system.
The package includes a pair of 4t/18m knuckleboom cranes, a 5t/12.8m net stacker crane with paralleling arms and a 5t/10.9m gantry powerblock crane, plus a pair of fish pumps and associated hydraulic and fish hose reels.