Vyborg Shipyard and ATF sign agreement on cooperation in construction of four trawlers
Vyborg Shipyard (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation, USC) and Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet (ATF) have signed a cooperation agreement on building the series of four medium-size freezing trawlers of Project ST-116 XL, USC says.
As Vyborg Shipyard told IAA PortNews, the series is to be fully built at the facilities of Vyborg Shipyard.
The fishing ships are to be delivered to Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet in 2018-2019. Serial production of vessels makes it more profitable and also reduces the time needed for construction.
Freezing trawlers of Project ST-116 XL are intended for catching bottom-living fish. The vessels will have Ice3 class. Their endurance is about 30 days. 79.80-meter long and 15.4-meter wide vessels will accommodate equipment capable of catching and freezing up to 100 t of fish per day. They will also have holds for 375 cbm. Living space allows for accommodation of 47 persons and a hospital. The vessels will be equipped with powerful cargo cranes and mechanisms. Their automation level and radio-electrical equipment is to be provided by the best manufacturers.
“Cooperation of Vyborg Shipyard and ATF will let renovate and Russia’s fishing fleet, bring it to a higher level, support the appearance of new competence of Russia’s shipbuilding industry”, the statement says.
Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet, JSC was founded in 1920. As of today, its fishing fleet numbers eight vessels. The company’s coastal infrastructure includes a cargo area, warehouses, refrigerators and a fish processing plant.
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 with over 60-years’ experience in shipbuilding. Since its inception in 1948 the shipbuilding company has built more than 200 different vessels with a total displacement of 1,550,000 tonnes.