Published 2020-03-09 00:00:00
VARD contract for one stern trawler for Nergård Havfiske

We are pleased to announce that we have secured a new contract for the design and construction of one stern trawler for Nergård Havfiske in Norway. The contract value is in excess of NOK 500 million.

The VARD 8 02 trawler design is a well-proven design that VARD has continuously developed to meet the latest demands for fish health management, efficiency and environmentally-friendly operations. With a high focus on quality of catch, safety of crew, and sustainable operations, the vessel has the most efficient technology to bring the catch ashore with minimum environmental footprint.

The vessel has been developed by VARD in close cooperation with the customer Nergård Havfiske, with a common objective to create an advanced trawler with all latest available technology on board.

This is the second time within a two years period that Nergård Havfiske returns to VARD and Norway for building their highly advanced trawler. Nergård Havfiske has currently one stern trawler under construction at VARD. The vessel is in the final stage, and will be delivered late February 2020. The new vessel is based on the same design, and will be equipped with similar technology, equipment and solutions on board.

Tommy Torvanger, CEO in Nergård says: “We are looking forward to see the first vessel Senja in operation, and to continue the great cooperation we have had with VARD in this project. These two new builds are representing a new generation of vessels for us as ship owners, both in terms of efficiency and quality. Our fishermen have now a fantastic tool available to utilize our fishing quotas in the best possible way.”

The new vessel will have a length of 80 meters and a beam of 17 meters, 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 of heads and guts to secure full utilization of biomass from the catch.

The trawler 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 optimization in all operations, resulting in environmentally friendly operations.
The stern trawler of VARD 8 02 design is developed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled from Vard Brattvaag in Norway in Q1 2022. The hull will be built at Vard Braila in Romania.

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