Russian deepwater fishing company Luntos Co. Ltd. has ordered a state-of-the-art stern trawler from Fincantieri Group member Vard.
To be built to Vard 8 02 design, the 80.4 m x 16.7 m vessel is set for delivery from the Vard Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam in second quarter 2021.
Luntos operates out of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in the Far Eastern Russian Economic Fishing Zones and Bering Sea.
The trawler’s design combines a safe, comfortable, and modern working and living environment for crewmembers, and a high focus on quality of the pelagic catch handling, keeping the fish in healthy condition until processing and storing to maintain premium fish quality products.
Key features include efficient deck equipment, an advance fish factory, two separate cargo holds for palletized, refrigerated and frozen fish, with a freezing capacity of 170 tons per 24 hours.
Working in partnership with Luntos, Vard has focused on incorporating the latest, most efficient technology to ensure the catch can be brought ashore with the minimal environmental footprint. The vessel hull has been designed for optimal efficiency during both trawling and transit, and an environmentally friendly propulsion and power solution optimizes energy consumption for all operational needs.