Yantar Shipyard contracted to build three SK-3101R-series fishing vessels for Kamchatka based V.Lenin Fishing Farm
Kaliningrad, Russia based Baltic Shipyard Yantar (member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) on January 22, 2016 signed a contract with Fishing Collective Farm named after V. Lenin based in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to build a series of three purse seine / pelagic trawlers of Project SK-3101R, the shipbuilding company said.
Under the contract terms keel-laying of the first vessel is scheduled for July 2016 and delivery of the series to the Customer in H2 2018.
"The signing of the contract was the result of months of mutual work for the best technical and financial solutions for fleet renewal of V. Lenin Fishing Collective Farm. Prior to the contract signing Yantar Shipyard acted as a technical adviser, helping to select the series designer and assisted in dealing with equipment suppliers and Sberbank Leasing that will co-finance the project," said the first deputy General Director of Yantar Shipyard Eduard Yefimov.
"For the first time in more than 20 years, Russia will build a series of fishing vessels this type. By implementing this project, Yantar Shipyard begins a new stage in the development of the domestic fishing fleet based on the latest achievements of world fishing technologies", the shipbuilder said.
The SK-3101R purse seine / pelagic trawler was designed by a Norwegian engineering company Skipskompetanse A.S. that provided design, engineering drawings and technical assistance.
The fishing vessel particulars: length overall: 50.6 m, beam: 12 m, main engine rated power about 2200 kW. The vessel was designed for trawl, seine and purse seine deep-water fishing.
Kaliningrad-based Baltic Shipbuilding Plant “Yantar” (Yantar Shipyard) was founded on July 8,1945 on the basis of a Koenigsberg unit of German’s Schichau Werft. Yantar Shipyard specializes in building and repair of warships and civil boats. Throughout the years the Shipyard has built 154 warships and more than 500 merchant vessels. The Russian Government holds majority stake in the shipbuilding firm through Western Center of Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation.