Turkish yard to build Rimfrost krill trawler
Tersan will deliver the Rimfrost krill vessel to Westcon for fitting out. Image: Kongsberg

Turkish yard to build Rimfrost krill trawler

Tersan Shipyard has announced the contract of its 99th newbuild, a new krill trawler/prcessor which will be fitted out by the Westcon yard in Norway.

The Kongsberg-designed 120-metre krill trawler will be built in Tersan Shipyard, and it will carry out krill fishing operations in Antarctic.
This will be a green vessel, satisfying the standards for IMO’s Polar Code, with low emissions and with sustainable energy usage.

The vessel which will have an optimised diesel-electric propulsion system based on low-sulphur diesel with exhaust gas treatment to ensure minimal emissions and optimum operation.
It will have accommodation for 60 people. Tersan is planning to deliver the vessel by the 1st quarter of 2022.

‘We are proud to be awarded the contract to build this significant vessel and to be a partner of Rimfrost,’ stated Tersan’s Sales and Marketing Director Sakir Erdogan.

‘We hope this initial co-operation with Rimfrost will turn into a long business relation with future projects. We look forward to starting work on this vessel with its green technology specifications. This will be one of the most sophisticated projects in our orderbook and we look forward to seeing the new ship on its way to Norway.’