Two of HB Grandi’s new demersal trawlers are now in the water, with the third of the new Nautic designed sister ships due to follow shortly, while several other Turkish yards are also busy with newbuilds for operators in Iceland.
The latest newbuilding for the Gitte Henning fleet has been delivered by the Bredgaards Baadeværft in Sakskøbing, with a departure from the company’s usual steel-hulled vessels in favour of glass fibre for the first time.
The hull of the new TA Senior for Akkarfjord fisherman Morten Ingebrigtsen has been delivered to Stadyard at Raudeberg in western Norway from its Polish builder. Completion is planned for the end of this year.
New Zealand fishing company Sealord recently announced an order for the country’s largest and most sophisticated new fishing vessel to be built since the mid-1990s and the order for the deck equipment has gone to Norwegian company Rapp Marine Group.
Havfish has gone to OptimarStette in Ålesund for the factory deck for its new trawler under construction at Vard Søviknes.
Seattle fishing company Blue North has taken delivery of its new longliner Blue North.
The Kleven yard has signed a contract for the construction of a fish harvesting vessel for delivering salmon from farms to processing plants.
Westcon Yards signed a contract to build a pelagic trawler for the Tait family’s Klondyke Shipping Company.
New Zealand fishing company Sealord has placed an order for a new factory trawler, the company’s first newbuild for more than twenty years.
Karstensens Skibsværft has signed a contract to build a new 79.75 metre purser/trawler for Norwegian company Peter Hepsø Rederi, with the deal formally signed at Nor-Fishing.