The Tersan Shipyard at Yalova in Turkey has celebrated starting work on a new trawler for Russian owners as the yard began cutting steel for a significant factory stern trawler.
Shipowners JSC Okeanrybflot and Norwegian design company Skipsteknisk participated in the ceremony at the Tersan yard to make the commencement of work on the Okeanrybflot, hailed as the largest purpose-built factory trawler at this size and beam, designed and built specifically for Pacific fisheries in the Russian Far East. The vessel will have a 108.20 metre overall length and a 20 metre beam.
‘We are pleased and proud to be chosen as the builder of this significant trawler,’ said the Tersan Shipyard’s managing director Mehmet Gazioglu.
‘Every individual at Tersan is excited having such special vessels in our orderbook and very eager to proceed with the construction. This order will consolidate our presence in the Russian market where we have already delivered a number of different types of technologically complex vessels.’
He added that the yard is proud to work with JSC Okeanrybflot which is among the larger fishing companies of Russia.
‘From today onwards we are aiming for the successful delivery of this trawler, on time and on budget in spring 2021,’ he said.
Tersan is one of Turkey’s largest shipyards, employing almost 3200 people in two shipyards, in Istanbul and in Yalova, and with a track record of building more than 70 ships. The yard specialises in building technologically advanced offshore, fishing and other vessels for international customers, mostly from Northern Europe. Tersan has been presented with awards for becoming an export leader of Turkey in the new shipbuilding sector for six consecutive years.