Kongsberg Maritime has announced the delivery of an 81.8m-long freezer trawler, Ilivileq, built to its latest NVC 375 WP design, which is to be deployed in Arctic waters. The company’s NVC range of vessels is based on a combination of sustainable innovation, low emissions and fuel-efficient operation.
The Ilivileq, equipped with a wave-piercing hull, hybrid propulsion, NOx reduction systems and the latest fish-handling technology, will be capable of undertaking both pelagic and bottom trawling. These arrangements are expected to ensure high vessel productivity.
As well as hybrid propulsion and electrical power generation technology, Kongsberg has also supplied a manoeuvring system comprising steering gear, flap rudder, tunnel bow thruster and Helicon X3 remote control; an Acon automation system for energy and power management, pump and valve control, and alarm and monitoring capabilities; and key items of deck machinery including electric winches.
Kongsberg Maritime’s executive vice president, Global Sales and Marketing, Bård Bjørløw, said: “The delivery of Ilivileq represents yet another successful waypoint in our continuous commitment towards helping crews of all kinds to operate sustainably and conscientiously in the world’s oceans while simultaneously increasing crew safety and boosting productivity. Given the fragility of today’s marine ecosystems and the pressures of commerce, these considerations obviously have to go hand-in-hand if any positive changes are to be made.”