Another hull in sections under construction for Norwegian yard

Pelagic trawler of ST-125 design, TBN Antares (computer rendering). Fig.: Skipsteknisk
Pelagic trawler of ST-125 design, TBN Antares (computer rendering). Fig.: Skipsteknisk

As announced in June 2015, Simek A/S has signed a contract with the company Antares Fishing Company. Ltd. Whalsay, Shetland, for the building of a fishing boat, 75 meters long trawler for delivery in December 2016.

Section for Antares hull under construction at Vistal Stocznia Remontowa. Photo: Simek
Section for Antares hull under construction at Vistal Stocznia Remontowa. Photo: Simek

The hull is being built in sections in Poland and will be transported to Flekkefjord on barge. Section blocks from Poland will arrive Simek during April-May 2016 and the installation will start up before the holiday and will ensure employment of the year.

Simek revealed mid January 2016, that the construction of the blocks for Yard no. 132 had commenced and was underway in Poland, showing the photos from the premises of Vistal Stocznia Remontowa at Wegierskie quay, Gdynia and Safe yard in Gdansk. The yards in Poland to be responsible for the construction of ship’s sections will be Gdańsk based Marine Projects and Gdynia based Vistal (two hull blocks each) and Safe yard operating in Gdańsk (1 block).

The ship is designed by Skipsteknisk in close cooperation with the company and has design type ST-125. This is a newly developed design tailored for the company’s operations. The vessel has a length of 75.4 meters and a width of 15.0 meters. The ship is equipped with 12 pieces of fish tanks with a total volume of ca. 2.400 m3. In order to deliver a good product, while achieving a good price for their catch as possible, the ship is equipped with a cooling unit that cools the seawater mixed with fish.

The accommodation section is for a total of 16 men, divided into 14 cabins. Usually not all the beds are in use when they fish by 10-12 men aboard. It will be emphasized that the accommodation unit is adapted so that the crew will have a good atmosphere and enjoyment on board.
This trawler is equipped with a main engine of Wärtsilä 12V32 type of 6,600 kW and expected to achieve t a top speed of about 16 knots.

PBS, rel (Simek)

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