Skipsteknisk AS has secured the design contract for a new Arctic Factory Freezer Trawler for Greenland.

The Owner Niisa Trawl Aps, located in Nuuk, Greenland, is building another arctic factory freezer trawler of Skipsteknisk design. The new vessel is of ST-118 design, a tailored design for operation in heavy ice at the coast of Greenland.

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The new vessel will be named “Regina C” and is the third Skipsteknisk-designed vessel carrying this name. The vessel will have a length of 80 m and a beam of 17 m. It will be built according to a DNV GL class with the highest Baltic ice-class rating. The vessel will be built with an accommodation for 32 persons, all arranged in modern, well appointed single and double cabins. During the development of the vessel design, great effort was made to achieve the highest possible safety standards for the crew, during all kinds of operations and weather conditions. The vessel will be outfitted primarily for the northern coldwater shrimp fishery, but options for other fisheries have been incorporated into it’s design.

The vessel is designed with high focus on reduction of any pollutive discharges to water or air and the recovery and recycling of excess energy wherever possible.

For Skipsteknisk AS, this is a very important contract secured in a period where the design companies are suffering due to low activity in the offshore segment. Design of Fishing Vessels has, however, always been given high priority at Skipsteknisk and it’s the segment today that, together with research vessels, secures the company full capacity utilization.

The engineering work for the “Regina C” has already started and will continue throughout 2017.

A contract for the vessel’s construction has been signed with the Spanish shipyard Metalships & Docks SA, a shipyard with excessive experience in building specialized vessels within fishery and offshore.

The “Regina C” is scheduled for delivery in August 2018.

At Skipsteknisk we are very pleased by the trust shown by Niisa Trawl through assigning also this contract to the company. Through the new contract we look forward to the continuation of a highly valued relationship that has lasted for decades.


For further information, please contact :

Inge Bertil Straume
Sales Manager Fishing Vessels
Phone +47 91 66 00 11 / E-mail : ibs@skipsteknisk .no