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ENERGY & OFFSHORE | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Vard secures $53.4m fishing vessel contract from Havfisk

It’s the largest trawler company in Norway.

The shipbuilding company has secured a deal for the design and construction of a stern trawler for Norway’s Havfisk for NOK325m.

According to a press release from Vard, the new vessel will be the first of its kind and will have a length of 80 meters and featuring two separate cargo holds for refrigerated and frozen fish, a fish factory and a freezing capacity of 80 tons per 24 hours.

“Developed by Vard Design in Ålesund, the new vessel design reflects a high focus on safe operations, efficiency, cargo handling and the crew’s wellbeing. The hull will be built at Vard Braila in Romania,” Vard said.

The release added that the vessel will be delivered in early 2018.

“VARD has in the past developed a series of three fishing vessels for HAVFISK. Gadus Poseidon, Gadus Njord and Gadus Neptun were delivered in 2013 and 2014 respectively,” the press release added.

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