VARD secures contract for one stern trawler for Nergård Havfiske

​We are pleased to announce that we have secured a new contract for the design and construction of one stern trawler for Nergård Havfiske AS in Norway. The contract value is approximately NOK 400 million.

The stern trawler of VARD 8 02 design is developed by Vard Design in Ålesund, Norway. With a length of 80 meters and a beam of 17 meters, the new vessel is based on enhanced trawler designs developed by VARD in the last few years. This latest edition will feature VARD’s newly developed catch handling solution with a live fish tank to keep the fish in healthy conditions until processing, an advanced fish factory, high cargo capacity for refrigerated and frozen fish, as well as ensilage tanks for storing of heads and guts to secure full utilization of biomass from the catch. The vessel will have both diesel mechanical and diesel electric propulsion, combined with batteries and VARD’s SeaQ Energy Storage System and SeaQ Power Management System, for power optimization in all operations, resulting in environmentally friendly operations.

Delivery of the vessel is scheduled from Vard Brattvaag in Norway in 1Q 2020. The hull will be built at Vard Braila in Romania.

Mr. Roy Reite, CEO and Executive Director of VARD, commented: “Our VARD 8 02 trawler design is a well-proven design that we’ve continuously updated to meet the latest demands for fish health management, efficiency and environmentally-friendly operations. With a high focus on quality of catch, safety of crew, and sustainable operations, the vessel will have the most efficient technology to bring the catch ashore with minimum environmental footprint. We are honored to welcome Nergård as a new customer to VARD, and look forward to continuing the good relationship we have established with the Nergård team.”

Nergård Havfiske AS is located in Northern Norway. The company was established back in 1946 and has today approximately 170 employees. Nergård Havfiske, with its fleet of five vessels, is a part of the Nergård group.

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