Published 2022-01-15 00:00:00
Nergård Havfiske order trawler at VARD

VARD secures contract for one stern trawler for Nergård Havfiske
VARD is pleased to announce that it has secured a new contract for the design and construction of one stern trawler for Nergård Havfiske, the fishing arm of the Nergård group 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.

The new vessel will be the third highly advanced trawler designed and built by VARD for Nergård Havfiske in under four years. Nergård Havfiske has currently the first stern trawler “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 and enter straight into operation. The new contracted vessel is based on the same ship design and will be equipped with similar technology, equipment, and solutions on board.

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 heads and guts to secure full utilization of biomass from the catch.

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 Q4 2023. The hull will be built at Vard Braila in Romania.
SEAONICS will deliver premium cranes and winches specially designed for safe and efficient deck handling in harsh conditions. The trawl winches have high dynamic performance enabling optimum conditions for the trawl in all conditions. During shooting or paying out wire all winches regenerate power back to the SeaQ Energy Storage System, hence will reduce the power consumption in operation.

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