Stern Trawler Getting Rolls-Royce Equipment

Ship will use a hybrid propulsion system

Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine will deliver ship design and an extensive range of equipment to a 70-m stern trawler.

Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine has signed a contract to deliver ship design and a range of equipment for a 70-m stern trawler to be built for Engenes fiskeriselskap AS, based in Troms county, northern Norway.

The vessel will be of type NVC 370 with a low-resistant hull design, which meets increased demands for fuel efficiency combined with good sea keeping, the company said. It will be equipped with a package of power and propulsion, deck machinery, electrical and automation systems that will deliver benefits to both the owner and the environment.

The equipment to be delivered from Rolls-Royce includes a hybrid propulsion system consisting of a B33:45 diesel engine, Promas integrated propeller system and hybrid shaft generator (HSG) drive system designed to ensure optimum propulsion efficiency in all operational conditions, Rolls-Royce said. Rolls-Royce will also deliver its latest electric winch technology, including trawl winches driven by permanent magnet motors.

The in-line B33:45 engine, which is offered in 6, 7, 8 and 9-cylinder configurations, offers 600 kW per cylinder. A 12-cylinder Vee engine offers 7200 kW.

The fishing vessel is to be built by Gondan shipyard in Spain.

“This is a milestone for our company and carries on the proud traditions of trawl fishing in our part of Norway,” said shipowners Johannes Arne and Børge Arvesen.

Engenes Fiskeriselskap’s new vessel is designed for bottom trawling as well as pelagic trawling. It will have a modern factory deck arrangement to handle and freeze both whitefish and shrimp. The vessel is expected to be delivered from the yard in the first quarter 2021.

“Engenes has truly made an investment for today and the future,” said Monrad Hide, Rolls-Royce, vice president Sales. “Our designers are also impressed with the owner’s keen attention to the future working conditions of the crew, both related to comfort and safety.”

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