The choice goes to hull-integrated seawater cooling
 Hydroniq Coolers have been chosen for Rimfrost’s new krill catcher. Image: Kongsberg Maritime

The choice goes to hull-integrated seawater cooling

Some of the most sophisticated new fishing vessels currently under construction are to be fitted with Hydroniq’s hull-integrated seawater cooling systems.

‘The trend towards more sustainable shipping and fishing is obvious, and vessel owners clearly believe that green vessels give them a competitive edge. Our energy-saving, hull-integrated marine cooling system is therefore increasingly chosen for vessel newbuilds that want a green profile,’ said Hans Robert Almestad, VP sales and marketing at Hydroniq Coolers.

Rimfrost’s new krill vessel, expected to be delivered by Westcon in 2022 is being fitted with Hydroniq’s Rack seawater cooling system, integrated in the hull below the main engine room of the vessel. Here it reduces temperatures in the ship’s engines and other auxiliary systems through use of seawater, but without taking up valuable engine room space.

‘According to Rimfrost, the vessel will set a new standard for krill fishing in Antarctica in terms of climate-friendliness, sustainability and resource utilisation. We are therefore very proud that our energy-efficient technology has been chosen for the vessel,’ said Jan Inge Johannesen, sales manager at Hydroniq Coolers.

The new Gitte Henning will also have Hydroniq’s Rack cooling system. Image: Salt Ship Design

‘Integrating the seawater cooling system in the hull below the engine room is more energy efficient than alternative solutions. In turn, this results in lower fuel consumption, lower emission levels and lower operating costs for the shipowner.’

A Hydroniq Rack system has also been chosen for the innovative new Salt-designed Gitte Henning, under construction at Zamakona in Spain.

‘This is a highly innovative vessel which any supplier would be proud to be associated with. The fact that this is the first time we are delivering our ‘Rack’ system to a pelagic trawler makes this a particularly interesting and prestigious project for us,’ Hans Robert Almestad said.

The 87.60 metre LOA, 20 metre breadth pelagic vessel is also scheduled for completion in 2022.