Tersan launches Nordlaks LNG-powered live fish carrier
Nordlaks live fish carrier Bjørg Pauline has been launched at the Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. Image: Tersan

Tersan launches Nordlaks LNG-powered live fish carrier

Tersan Shipyard has launched LNG-powered live fish carrier Bjørg Pauline, which is under construction for Norwegian company Nordlaks.

At 84 metres overall and with a 19 metre beam, the new Bjørg Pauline is the biggest live fish carrier vessel that Tersan Shipyard has built so far.

Bjørg Pauline is unique in having LNG-powered propulsion systems. Image: Tersan

It is unique in having LNG-powered propulsion and an advanced fish handling arrangement among its technologically advanced onboard systems. Designed by NSK Ship Design and built under the supervision of DNVGL, this live fish carrier will be one of the most efficient and most advanced vessel of its type.

A second LNG-powered live fish carrier in this series is also under construction at Tersan Shipyard and its launch is planned to take place in 2020.

‘Today we congratulate Nordlaks for this important new building project which will serve their ground-breaking offshore fish farm,’ said Sakir Erdogan, Sales and Marketing Director of Tersan.

‘We are really excited and looking forward to the successful delivery of these two sister LNG live fish carriers to Nordlaks.’

Tersan is one of Turkey’s largest newbuilding shipyards, employing about 3500 people in two locations in Istanbul and in Yalova, and the company has a a track record of building more than 80 ships.

Sakir Erdogan explained that the yard specialised in building technologically advanced offshore, fishing and other types of vessels for their international customers, mostly from Northern Europe.

‘Tersan is a diversified shipbuilder with considerable experience in building LNG- and battery-operated vessels, besides number of value-added, niche newbuild ships of a variety of types and sizes. Tersan has been awarded as an export leader in the Turkish shipbuilding sector for six consecutive years,’ he said.