Illustration of the the trawler #478, Herøyhav

(Source: Karstensens Shipyard)

Wärtsilä lands substantial fishing deal

Wärtsilä has clinched a contract to provide propulsion machinery for four new fishing vessels currently under construction at Karstensens Shipyard in Denmark.

Two of the four 75m-long purser/trawler vessels are being built for Icelandic owners, Skinney-Thinganes and Gjögur. The other two are for Norwegian fishing companies, Veibust Fiskeriselskap and Ronald Ervik.

The supply package will include Wärtsilä 31 main engines, gearboxes fitted with 'take me home' functionality, shaft lines and controllable pitch propellers, shaft generators, and Wärtsilä ProTouch propulsion control systems.

Kent Damgaard, Karstensens Shipyard director, said: "We are very familiar with Wärtsilä’s propulsion offering and have opted for their products on many of our newbuild projects. In particular, the Wärtsilä 31’s efficiency and reliability is ideally suited for fishing vessels operating in these challenging North Atlantic waters."

Wärtsilä will deliver the components to the shipyard during 2023, prior to the trawlers‘ expected deliveries in 2024.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore