Havyard renewes Faroese trawlers
Havyard Ship Technology in Leirvik in Norway has used free capacity in the covered dry dock at the shipyard for a major refurbishment of two Faroese fresh fish trawlers, the company said in its press release.
Early November the Faeroese fresh fish trawlers ‘Stjørnan’ and ‘Polarhav’ came to Leirvik to have the exterior painted, do engine overhaul and other refurbishment. This has been a good job for Leirvik, since the dry dock was empty in anticipation of the next newbuilding hull from the hull yard. The fresh fish trawlers are owned by the Faroese fishing vessel owners JFK.
The shipyard has now almost completed the job, which amongst other things included design and installation of new bilge keels, sandblasting and painting of the exterior, overhaul of main and auxiliary engines, installing 70 tons of solid ballast, new sounding system, new floorboards in the accommodation and shaft dismantling and overhaul of propellers.
Because of the extra ballast, inclining tests will be conducted before the ships are heading for the fishing grounds again.
Jan Helge Solheim, who has been responsible for the work in Leirvik is very pleased with the assignment. - This mission has given us welcome employment at a time of slack and where we have had free capacity in the dry dock, says Jan Helge. - The job has mostly been performed according to plan and we have a reasonable profit as well. I commend the men and subcontractors who have taken part in this work. This shows that we can compete for repair and conversion jobs when we have sufficient capacity, says Jan Helge, who hope they can obtain more such work in the future.
Havyard Ship Technology's shipyard in Norway has excellent facilities both for outfitting new vessels and repair and conversion jobs. The main occupation is newbuilding projects, but due to varying loads in the production the yard has the capacity to take on other assignments. Particularly suitable is the covered dry dock, where one can take in ships with up to 20 m in breadth. There, ships can get work performed on the hull and equipment below the waterline and painting work at times of the year where it is not appropriate to do such work outdoors.