Skipsteknisk designs new Arctic Trawler for Ocean Prawns

Aalesund, August 6th 2020

It is Owner Ocean Prawns AS that has signed contract with Tersan Shipyard in Turkey for a new Arctic Factory Freezer trawler. This new trawler is a partnership vessel between the two seafood companies Clearwater Seafoods and Ocean Prawns. The newbuilding is of ST-119 design and will be completed in end of 2022.

The new design is unique and developed in close cooperation with the Owner.   High attention has been given to develop safe and efficient operations in all areas onboard. She will be built at high ice class under the strict Polar Code requirements. Hence optimal energy utilization and minimal emissions to water and air have been critical key factors in the development as well as obtaining high safety and comfort for the crew. 

The vessel has an overall length of 82.3 m and a beam of 18 m.  With its main dimensions, she will become the largest deep-sea trawler under Canadian flag. The factory trawler will be outfitted with an advanced factory for processing and freezing shrimps and turbot (Greenland halibut).  New robotics solutions in factory has been developed aiming to eliminate risky and demanding labour operations.  The freezer hold capacity will be approx. 3000 m3 arranged for pallets at two levels.  The vessel will be arranged with a spacious and comfortable accommodation for 35 persons.  

Skipsteknisk has previously designed stern trawlers for Ocean Prawns; the “Ocean Tiger” built at Soviknes Yard in 1997 and the “Atlantic Enterprise” built at Aker Langsten in 2002.  Both vessels are still in operation by the same Owner.   


For further information please contact;

Mr Inge Bertil Straume

Sales Manager Fishery

Email           : ibs@skipsteknisk.no

Cellular        : +47 91 66 00 11