R-R to design and equip stern trawler for Icelandic owner

JUNE 30, 2017 — Rolls-Royce has won a contract to design and equip a new Rolls-Royce NVC 375 WP stern trawler for Icelandic fishing company HB Grandi.

The vessel will be built at the Armon shipyard in Gijón, Spain and is due for delivery in the middle of 2019. This is the second fishing contract signed with the shipyard for a Rolls-Royce designed vessel. It follows a contract for a NVC 372 design stern trawler for Norwegian fishing company Ramoen.

The 82 m HB Grandi vessel will process various filet products and has a freezing capacity of 100 tonnes / 24 hours. It has an approximately 1600 cu.m cargo hold capacity with an additional approximately 700 cu.m meal hold. The holds are constructed for palletized cargo.

The trawler has a fuel-efficient wave piercing hull. Main equipment will include a Bergen B33:45 diesel engine together with Promas integrated rudder and propeller system and a hybrid shaft generator (HSG) system providing the most fuel efficient propulsion system available.

The trawler will be equipped with electric driven winches including permanent magnet (PM) driven electric trawl winches.

"We have been considering building a freezer trawler for some time and after discussions lasting more than a year we decided to work with Armon and Rolls-Royce as we concluded that their design and experience would meet our need best," said Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson, HB Grandi, CEO.

Monrad Hide, Rolls-Royce, Vice President Sales – Marine, said: "We have worked closely with HB Grandi to design a trawler which will optimize fuel-economy, environmental considerations, comfort, safety and performance at sea with a high level of flexibility, redundancy and efficiency in all operational modes. It will be one of the most effective and modern fishing vessels in the world."

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