Vard has landed a third contract from Nergård Havfikse, the fishing division of Norway’s Nergård group, for a sophtisticated stern trawler. The 80m-long Vard 8 02 design, which incorporates a live fish tank to preserve the condition of the catch, will be equipped with a fish factory for processing and capacity to store both refrigerated and frozen fish. There will also be storage space for heads and guts to ensure maximum yield from biomass.
Nergård is one of Vard’s repeat customers. The shipbuilder has already delivered the stern trawler, Senja, and a second vessel is in the final stages of construction at Vard Brattvaag, due for delivery within the next few weeks.
Nergård Havfiske chairman, Tommy Torvanger, commented: “The focus on maintaining local activities in the maritime cluster and supporting the Norwegian shipbuilding industry has been one of our ambitions when returning to Vard for the third time around to build a highly advanced trawler. These vessels and our close collaboration with Vard and all vendors involved demonstrate the strengths in local dedication and Norwegian shipbuilding traditions.”
Vard’s general manager for Offshore and Specialized business, Fredrik Mordal Hessen, said: “We highly value the strong relationship we have established with our customer Nergård and their team. These projects are of great importance for Vard and create positive local spin-off effects for many partners and suppliers in the maritime industry.”