The Northern Shipyard in St Petersburg has started cutting steel for the eighth trawler in the series being built for Russian fishing group Norebo.
This eighth vessel in the series is for Norebo company AKROS and its keel is due to be laid in February next year.
While the first six trawlers in the series are being built to operate in North Atlantic and Barents Sea waters, the
subsequent four are scheduled to operate in the Far East, fishing for pollock, herring, Alaska cod, squid and other species.
These trawlers are designed to have a 230 tonne per day capacity, with sophisticated factory decks arranged for waste-free operation, producing fillets, minced fish and other products as well as fishmeal and fish oil.
The innovative inverted bow optimises working space on board, as well as improving seakeeping qualities to provide a stable working platform.
Other features include systems to route excess heat from the high-efficiency main engine to domestic heating on board, and electric trawl winches with capacity to channel energy back into the ship’s energy management system while shooting away warps.