Skipsteknisk AS has secured the design contracts for the next generation high-end freezer trawlers for Royal Greenland AS

With great pride we announce that the Owner Royal Greenland AS, located in Nuuk, Greenland, has confirmed the building contracts for their new range of arctic freezer trawlers of Skipsteknisk design. The new vessels comprise building of one factory fillet trawler of ST-118 design for ground-fish, and one shrimp trawler of ST-119 design. Both designs are tailor made designs for efficient operation under tough Arctic conditions.

The new vessels are having following main characteristics:

ST Design - type ST-118 Factory Fillet Trawler

Length overall / beam : 82.05 m / 17.00 m

Crew : 43 persons

Propulsion : 6000 kW

Freezing capacity : 120 tons/day

Trawl winch type : Permanent magnet

ST Design - type ST-119 Shrimp Trawler

Length overall / beam : 82.30 m / 18.00 m

Crew : 30 persons

Propulsion : 7200 kW

Freezing capacity : 90 tons/day

Trawl winch type : Permanent magnet

Both vessels will be built according to a DNV GL class with the highest Baltic ice-class rating. The vessels will be built with accommodations at the best comfort standards available for the deep sea fisheries. During the development of both vessel designs, great efforts was made to achieve the highest possible safety standards for the crew, during all kinds of operations and weather conditions

The vessels are designed with high focus on reduced carbon footprint throughout. This is being obtained by recovery and recycling of excess energy wherever possible.

The engineering work for both vessels has already started and will continue throughout 2017.

Contracts for the vessel’s construction has been signed with the Spanish shipyard Astilleros de Murueta S.A., a shipyard group based in the Bilbao area. This is a shipyard with excessive experience in building specialized vessels.

The vessels have expected delivery from Murueta in end of December 2018 for the fillet trawler ST-118, and in the end of May 2019 for the shrimp trawler.

At Skipsteknisk we are very pleased and honored by the trust shown by Royal Greenland A/S through assigning these contracts to Skipsteknisk. Through these new contracts we look forward to the continuation of a highly valued relationship that has lasted for decades already.

Contact person: Inge Bertil Straume, Sales Manager Fishing Vessels, telephone + 47 70103370/+47 91660011