The Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency will collaborate with Toyota Motor Corp. to build a fishing boat fueled by hydrogen fuel cells, that are able to emit zero CO2. FRA will start designing the body of the ship in 2019 and will perform ocean testing in 2022.
Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the engines and the complete propulsion package for two new fishing trawlers being built for Murmansk, Russia-based Nord Pilgrim Ltd. The vessels will be reinforced to Ice3 class, thereby enabling them to extend their fishing operations in the Barents Sea and North Atlantic.
Wärtsilä said it has been selected to provide its main engine, the propulsion machinery, and the auxiliary engines for a new state-of-the-art pelagic trawler under construction at a Norwegian shipyard. The vessel has been ordered by Research Fishing Co based in Lerwick, Shetland Islands.
Vard has announced that it has secured a contract for the design and construction of one krill fishing vessel, specially developed for sustainable fishing operations in Antarctica, for Aker BioMarine in Norway.
MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced that it recently completed a noteworthy job, carrying out a turbocharger retrofit with just five weeks from first enquiry to turbocharger commissioning.
Two stern trawlers of Rolls-Royce design will be built by the Freire Shipyard in Spain. One of the trawlers has been ordered by Qajaq Trawl and the other by Polar Seafood, both Greenland based ship owners.
A new purse seiner/trawler being built by the Danish shipbuilder Karstensen Shipyard will be the world’s first fishing vessel with the Wärtsilä 31 engine. The ship will be owned by Peter Hepsø Rederi AS based in Norway.
Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondan has successfully launched the first Live Fish Carrier built by the yard “MARTIN SÆLE” at Gondan Shipyard in Figueras, at high tide.Representatives of the owner of the vessel, the Norwegian company Salmon Star AS, were present at the event.
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