2018 December 5 16:03
On 5 December 2018, Vyborg Shipyard (a company of United Shipbuilding Corporation) held a ceremonial launching of the lead processing trawler of Project KMT01. The ship named Barents Sea is being built to the order of JSC Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet, says press center of Vyborg Shipyard.
The ceremony was attended by Aleksey Zaplatin, General Director of JSC Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet; Igor Orlov, Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region; Victor Ventimilla-Alonso, Chairman of Sberbank's Severo-Zapadny Bank; Vladimir Lupachev, deep-sea master, veteran of Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet; Gennady Yegorov, General Director of Moscow Industrial Bank in Saint-Petersburg; Irina Bazhanova, Agriculture Minister of the Arkhangelsk Region, godmother of the newbuild.
According to Vyborg Shipyard, it is the first ship of this type fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and featuring high level of automation to be built in modern Russia .
Vyborg Shipyard specialist will now continue outfitting of the ship.
The Barents Sea trawler is the lead ship in a series of 4 ships to be built by Vyborg Shipyard on a turnkey basis. The construction is covered by the programme of investment quotas encouraging the construction of fishing ships at domestic shipyards. The ship was ordered by JSC Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet (a company of North West Fishing Consortium).
Each ship will be able to process 160 tonnes of fish per day. The vessels of Project KMT01 with dimensions of 86 m x 17 m will have Ice3 Class and with an option of hull strengthening to Arc4 Class are intended for operation in the Northern fishing basin. On board the vessels there will be installed an automated plant for processing and production of fillets, fish meal plant, equipment for fish oil production and a canning plant.
PAO Vyborg Shipyard (part of state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation from 2012) is one of the largest shipbuilding companies of the North-Western Region of Russia. Since its foundation in 1948 the shipyard has built 210 different vessels, 9 offshore drilling rigs and 105 topside modules for fixed offshore platforms with total displacement of over 1,550,000 tonnes.