The Nodosa Shipyard in Spain has contracted to build a new generation factory trawler for New Zealand company Talleys, with a 2026 delivery date.
The yard’s newbuild no 307, the 79-metre, 15.50-metre breadth new vessel is expected to be Voyager, and will be the largest vessel in the Talleys fleet, outfitted for processing and freezing a variety of species found in New Zealand waters.
The design draws on the yard’s recent experience in developong new trawlers for the Falklands fleet – with two newbuilds for this sector expected to be handed over soon to joint venture companies operating in the South Atlantic. Designed in collaboraton with Talleys’ technical staff, the new Voyager will bring together the latest technology to minimise fuel consumption and emissions, while optimising efficiency, catch quality and crew comfort, as well as the best possible respect for the environment.
The energy system is designed to operate at optimum revolutions for the best possible efficiency, with NOx emissions managament, scrubbers and a catalytic converter. A sophisticated energy management configuration will ensure that any excess energy from exhaust gases or cooling systems is routed to other uses.
The hull lines have been optimised for optimal performance and seakeeping.
The factory deck layout will incorporate fishmeal and fish oil production to fully itilise factory offcuts and ensure there is zero waste, while key products are to be processed and stored in the palletised cargo hold, streamlining discharging operations.