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  • 2017 November 1 17:43

    Severnaya Verf contracted to build longline factory vessels for three fishing companies

    The Board of United Shipbuilding Corporation has agreed the contract of Shipyard Severnaya Verf Shipyard (part of USC) with three fishing companies: LLC Virma, LLC Globus and LLC ArktikrybFlot for the construction of a series of four longline factory ships, the shipbuilder said in a press release.

    Two longliners will be built for Vyrma, and one for each of the two customers. The series delivery is scheduled for 2022.

    Igor Ponomarev, CEO, Severnaya Verf told the contract execution schedule had been agreed with its clients taking into account shipbuilding investment tools, benefits, known as "quotas per keel."

    A longline factory vessel features high-technology and ecological fishing method with automated installation and hauling lines, with equipment for complete, non-waste processing and storage of the catch directly on board the ship. The longliner reference design documents was developed by Norway based Marin Teknikk AS. Detailed engineering, technological and operational documentation will be developed by a Russian naval architecture and marine engineering firm.

    Lonliner particulars: Displacement – over 2,000 tonnes; LOA – 58.6 meters, Beam – 13 meters.

    Globus LLC general director Andrey Zaika said that their longliner is intended for catching cod and haddock in the Barents and Norwegian seas. Severnaya Vert was chosen as an experienced builder of longliners, offering best conditions for clients.

    Ivan Pasynkov, the director of Wirma added that the three fishing companies combined their resources and build the longline factory ship based on a single design

    OJSC "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.

    United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) is the largest shipbuilding conglomerate in Russia. It was set up in 2007 with 100% federal ownership. The holding comprises 40 companies and organizations (major shipbuilding and shiprepairing companies as well as leading design bureaus). Currently, USC consolidates the bulk of the domestic shipbuilding complex. The Russian market is the main focus of the state corporation though it also exports its products to 20 countries worldwide.




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