Tersan Shipyard has launched its 100th building project – a new longliner factory fishing vessel currently under construction for Ervik Havfiske.
The Marin Teknikk-designed Argos Helena is scheduled for delivery in Q3 this year and will carry out fishery operations in the Atlantic. With an onboard processing plant, the MT1112 L design has a high ice class making her suitable for Patagonian Toothfishing in the Antarctic.
The Argos Helena is the 11th vessel to be designed by Marin Teknikk for Ervik Havfiske and the sixth to be built at Tersan. ““Ervik Havfiske, as the owner of our first turn-key basis delivery to Norway in 2011, has a significant role for Tersan, being the partner who had lit the fire for these type of vessels enabling us to penetrate in the Scandinavian new building market,” explained Mehmet Gazioğlu, general manager of Tersan.
The vessel will have length of 60.5 metres and a beam of 13.0 metres and can accommodate up to 30 crew. She will be powered by a Yanmar 6EY26W main engine.
Sales director at Marin Teknikk, Richard K. Gjerde said it was pleasing to win the contract in a demanding market. “We have been working closely with Stig and Kjell-Magne Ervik and their team for almost 25 years, and we feel this a recognition of our work, by designing safe, practical, environmentally and cost-effective fishing vessels, especially adjusted to different fishery and ocean areas where Ervik operates,” he said.