Severnaya Verf launched processing trawler of Project 170701 for Norebo Holding
On 23 November 2018, Severnaya Verf shipyard held the launching of the processing trawler of Project 170701, Kapitan Sokolov, IAA PortNews correspondent reports from the ceremony. The ship will be built for AO Rybprominvest (a company of Norebo Holding).
The ceremony was attended by representatives of Rosrybolovstvo (Russian Federal Fisheries Agency), governments of Saint-Petersburg and the Murmansk Region, Rybprominvest, Norebo, USC and Severnaya Verf.
The new ship is named after Vladimir Sokolov (1954-2015), famous polar fishing master, head of Murmansk Sea Fishing Port in 2007-2014, who later joined Rosrybolovstvo.
Ships of 170701 design provide for the most advanced fishing and processing technologies. The plants capacity is almost 1,200 tonnes of frozen fish (or 1,020 tonnes of fish and 334 tonnes of fish meal. Besides, storage capacity of the trawler is 95 tonnes of canned fish.
The construction of the trawler will be supervised by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
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 - 70.
Severnaya Verf shipyard has signed contracts for construction of six fishing ships, processing/freezing trawlers, for the companies of Norebo Holding (Rybprominvest JSC, Karat-1 JSC, Alternative JSC Karelian Seafood JSC and Murmansk Region Fleet JSC).
In summer 2018, Severnaya Verf laid down two longline factory vessels, Gandvik-1 and Gandvik-2, for the fishing fleet of Virma operating in the Norther Basin.
Rybprominvest’s fleet currently numbers three ship. The Kapitan Sokolov is to be delivered to the customer before the end of 2020 and will be operated in the same area of the Atlantic Ocean.
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 2016, Norebo vessels caught more than 500,000 t of fish. With its head office in Murmansk, Norebo sells its products both in Russia and in the foreign markets.
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