The Kongsberg Maritime-designed factory trawler Sunderøy is steaming home to Norway for the first time, following delivery by the Gondán Shipyard in Spain.
Built for Prestfjord AS, this is the second time that the company has gone for a combination of building at Astilleros Gondán with a Kongsberg (formerly Rolls-Royce) design.
Sunderøy has a 77.30 metre overall length and a 17 metre breadth, and is designed to operate in the Barents Sea and Svalbard waters, with capacity for both whitefish and shrimp. It has accommodation for a crew of up to 29. It is one of the most advanced vessels of its kind, with a highly sophisticated processing and freezing deck, with a 2250 cubic metre fishroom and capacity to produce fishmeal and fish oil on board.
Sunderøy has sophisticated Rolls-Royce propulsion, with a 7200kW, 12-cylinder Bergen B33:45 main engine, plus 1920kW Bergen C25:33L6A and 505kW auxiliary sets. It also has a Hybrid Shaft Generator (PTO, 2950kW / PTI, 2000kW) , as well as a 350kW battery energy storage capacity. Rolls-Royce also supplied the AC electrical winch system.
The Covid-19 pandemic presented a series of fresh challenges for both the yard and the owner.
‘Working in close collaboration, and thanks to careful co-ordination and implementation of all necessary measures, in accordance with current Government regulations, we have been able to fulfil all of our commitments, despite all the difficulties we have faced,’ a Gondán representative said.