Vard has contract to build a new 80 metre LOA by 17 metre breadth trawler for Nergård Havfiske AS, based in the north of Norway. The hull will be built at Vard Braila in Romania and the new trawler delivered by Vard Brattvaag early in 2020.
According to the yard, the contract is valued at NoK 400 million and the new vessel is to be built to a Vard 8 02 design, developed by Vard Design in Ålesund and based on the enhanced trawler designs developed by Vard in recent years.
The vessel for Nergård Havfiske will feature Vard’s newly developed catch handling system with a live fish tank to keep the fish in prime pre-processing condition, an advanced fish factory deck, high cargo capacity for refrigerated and frozen fish, as well as ensilage tanks for storing of heads and offal to secure full utilisation of biomass from the catch.
It will have both diesel-mechanical and diesel-electric propulsion, combined with batteries and Vard’s SeaQ Energy Storage System and SeaQ Power Management System, for power optimisation, resulting in environmentally friendly operation.
‘Our Vard 8 02 trawler design is a well-proven design that we’ve continuously updated to meet the latest demands for fish health management, efficiency and environmentally-friendly operations,’ said Vard CEO and executive director Roy Reite.
‘With a high focus on quality of catch, safety of crew, and sustainable operations, the vessel will have the most efficient technology to bring the catch ashore with minimum environmental footprint. We are honoured to welcome Nergård as a new customer to Vard, and look forward to continuing the good relationship we have established with the Nergård team.’
Nergård Havfiske AS is located in northern Norway and was established in 1946. Today the company has a workforce of around 170 and operates five vessels.