Third new trawler for Nueva Pescanova launched
Nueva Pescanova Group’s new NovaNam One has been launched, with delivery scheduled for mid-2020. Image: Nueva Pescanova

Third new trawler for Nueva Pescanova launched

With two series of trawlers under construction for its subsidiaries in Namibia and Mozambique, Spanish fishing giant Nueva Pescanova Group has just seen the second of its three new 50-metre fresher trawlers launched, with a completion date in mid-2020.

The company has already taken delivery of prawn freezer trawler Ponta Matirre, which is now operating in Mozambique, and the new NovaNam One is a sister vessel to Lalandii 1 which was delivered at the end of last year.

The Nueva Pescanova Group is building three fresher trawlers to operate in Namibia and four freezer for fishing in Mozambique, with all seven built at Astilleros Armón.

NovaNam One takes its name from the Nueva Pescanova subsidiary company in Namibia which will run it and its two sister trawlers to catch hake for processing at the company’s factory.

All of the seven new vessels are built with the latest equipment, including high-performance propulsion systems designed to strike the right balance between effective fishing operations and minimal fuel consumption and emissions. Working and living conditions are also fitted out to an exceptionally high standard.

Nueva Pescanova Group has around 70 fishing vessels operating in the southern hemisphere for its various subsidiaries.

According to the company, it is putting a €42.50 million investment into its new tonnage, claimed to be the largest investment to be made in Spain by a fishing company, which also supports 200 jobs in the region.