A new contract for to design and build a trawler for Nergård Havfiske, the fishing division of the Nergård Group in Norway, has gone to VARD. The contract is worth over NoK500 million.
Nergård Havfiske has opted for the proven VARD 8 02 design, combined with leading technology for the new vessel’s systems, including Seaonics cranes and winches. The trawl winches have high dynamic performance and route energy back to the SeaQ Energy Storage System when shooting away.
Vard Electro will deliver a complete SeaQ package of advanced but intuitive bridge, power, and automation systems. The SeaQ Integrated Bridge is a flexible and modern bridge solution that integrates the maritime systems easily and intuitively, focusing on optimisation of the operator’s workstation allowing storing of own preferred setup, reducing workload, and simplifying operation and safety.
Supporting Nergård’s focus on sustainability, the SeaQ package will include SeaQ Micro Grid, SeaQ Energy Storage System, SeaQ Power Management System, SeaQ Integrated Automation System, and SeaQ Green Pilot. These provide the vessel operator with a full performance overview and ability to easily manage operations to optimise energy usage and minimise emissions.
The vessel has been developed by VARD in close co-operation with the customer Nergård Havfiske, with a common objective of creating an advanced trawler with all latest available technology on board.
‘The focus on maintaining local activities in the maritime cluster and supporting the Norwegian shipbuilding industry has been one of our ambitions when returning to VARD for the third time around to build a highly advanced trawler,’ said Nergård Havfiske chairman Tommy Torvanger.
‘These vessels and our close collaboration with VARD and all vendors involved demonstrate the strengths in local dedication and Norwegian shipbuilding traditions.’
This will be the third advanced trawler designed and built by VARD for Nergård Havfiske in under four years. Nergård Havfiske currently has Senja in operation, and the second vessel is under construction at Vard Brattvaag. This newbuild is in the final outfitting stage and will be delivered to its owner within a few weeks.
The newly contracted vessel is based on the same design and will be equipped with similar technology, equipment, and systems.
It is designed to have an overall length of 80 metres and a beam of 17 metres, and will be equipped with VARD’s catch handling solution with a live fish tank to keep the fish in healthy conditions until processing, an advanced fish factory, high cargo capacity for refrigerated and frozen fish, as well as ensilage tanks for storing heads and offal to secure full utilisation of biomass from the catch.
The stern trawler of VARD 8 02 design is developed by Vard Design in Ålesund. The hull is to be built at Vard Braila in Romania and delivered to Vard Brattvaag for outfitting, with a scheduled completion date in the fourth quarter of 2023.