Severnaya Verf shipyard says it has started cutting metal for the 4th processing trawler of Project 170701. It was ordered by Murmansk Region Fleet JSC, a company of NOREBO Group.

The steel-cutting has been held today, 23 September 2019; the keel-laying ceremony is scheduled for late November 2019 and delivery – for 2022. 

The series of sea-going processing trawlers built by the shipyard for NOREBO will number 10 units. The ships are intended for bottom and pelagic trawling, processing and storage of fish. The ships’ multifunctional fish processing plants are intended for production of fillet, minced fish, fish liver and fish flower. Severnaya Verf has signed contracts and prepaid supplies of basic equipment including propulsion units, communication and radio navigation equipment, fish finding systems as well as trawling equipment, refrigerators and other facilities.

The shipyard’s current backlog of civil orders numbers 14 fishing ships including 10 processing trawlers for Norebo (Kapitan Sokolov and Kapitan Geller), three longline factory vessels for Fishing Company “Virma” (Gandvik-1, Gandvik-2 and Gandvik-3) and one longline factory ship named Marlin for Globus LLC.

Key characteristics of 170701 ship: length – 81.6 m, width – 16 m, speed – 15 knots, displacement – 5,500 t, main engine power – 6.2 MW, total production capacity – 150 tonnes of fish per day, freezing capacity – 100 tonnes of fish per day, crew –80.

The first ship of the series, the Kapitan Sokolov, was laid down on 23 November 2018, the second one, the Kapitan Geller – on 21 March 2019.

Severnaya Verf shipyard (corporate member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) is among leading shipbuilding companies of Russia’s defence industry. The company was founded on November 14, 1912, as Putilovskaya Shipyard. Since then the shipbuilding company has built more than 600 warships and commercial vessels, including cruisers, destroyers, minesweepers, patrol vessels and submarines destroyers, research and passenger vessels, timber cargo carriers, trawlers, container ships and Ro-Ro vessels, tugboats and floating docks. The shipyard’s backlog of orders currently includes the series of frigates, corvettes and other vessels.

Established in 1997, Norebo is one of Russia’s three largest fishing companies. The group numbers 13 fishing companies in the North-West Region and in the Far East of Russia. The group’s fleet consists of over 40 medium-size and large-size fishing ships operating in all key fishing areas of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In 2018, Norebo vessels caught more than 618,000 t of fish. With its head office in Murmansk, Norebo sells its products both in Russia and in the foreign markets.

Source: Port News