Vyborg Shipyard to build "turnkey" four trawlers for ATF
The day before, on November 9, 2016, after passing the necessary corporate approval procedures of all main provisions the contracts for construction of a series of the new generation fishing trawlers earlier signed by Vyborg Shipyard (group member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) and Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet at the site of the International Forum "The Fishing Fleet - New Impulse to Development" in Murmansk in March 2016 entered into force.
According to the contract Vyborg Shipyard will build "turnkey" for ATF four medium-size trawlers project ST 116 XL to be operated in the North Basin. Each vessel of the new generation will have on board a fillet factory, a fish meal plant, equipment for fish oil production, a can factory and will be equipped with cargo cranes with high capacity as well as a cargo trawl complex of the latest generation. It will be the first in the North Basin vessel equipped with automatic palletizing system in the hold that will reduce the time for unloading of fish catches. The planned catch capacity of each trawler is up to 150 t of fish per day. The trawlers will be reinforced to Ice3 class that will allow to increase the effective fishery time.
Construction of these vessels will make it possible to renovate and bring to a new level the fishing fleet in the Russian Federation. And it is the first example of successful collaboration between the major Russian fishing company and the domestic shipyard during construction of such vessels in the modern history of Russia. An important factor for development of these projects is a bill passed in the summer of 2016 on a mechanism of State support in the form of allocation of investment quotas for construction of the fishing vessels.