The ‘Nordbas’ aims to be the greenest trawler and seiner vessel Photo: Finnøy Gear & PropellerThe ‘Nordbas’ aims to be the greenest trawler and seiner vessel Photo: Finnøy Gear & Propeller

Nordnesgruppen has begun rebuilding ‘Nordbas’, which aims to become the market’s greenest trawler and seiner vessel, at Nye Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway.

Finnøy Gear & Propeller has been selected to equip the ship with a ‘twin in-single out’ gearbox type 2G60-80FP in combination with propeller type P95, Ø3,5m and fifth generation remote control adapted to the vessel’s operating profile.

“We consider it as a declaration of trust to have the opportunity to collaborate with Nordnesgruppen, Nye Kleven and Vegsund Slip in this unique green repower project,” said Norunn Finnøy, marketing manager at Finnøy Gear & Propeller.

“As a supplier, we are pleased that the shipowner has chosen to use local expertise that helps to preserve and further develop the maritime industrial cluster at Sunnmøre,” he added.

The diesel engines have differing power ranges (1326 kW and 2653 kW) and can be operated either separately or together. Excess power from the engines not used for propulsion is transferred to the generator which in turn charges the onboard battery bank.

Permanent magnet shaft generators are connected to the gearbox power take-off which allows variable speeds on the main engines. The generators also function as a quiet e-motor powered by the battery bank for peak shaving or to run the vessel electrically.

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