• Home
  • News
  • VARD secures contract for the design and construction of seven stern trawlers
  • 2017 December 4 07:06

    VARD secures contract for the design and construction of seven stern trawlers

    VARD secured contracts for the design and construction of seven stern trawlers for four Icelandic shipowners: Bergur-Huginn, Utgerdarfelag Akureyringa, Gjögur and Skinney-Thinganes. The total contract value is approximately NOK 700 million, the company said in its press release.

    Together, VARD and the four shipowners have developed a new concept for seven stern trawlers for fishing operations in Iceland. The vessels, measuring 29 by 12 meters, will be constructed and outfitted by Vard Aukra in Norway for deliveries in 2019.

    The stern trawlers of VARD 8 08 design reflect our strong focus on safe operations, efficiency in cargo handling, as well as crew’s wellbeing. Each vessel will have a large trawl deck with electric permanent magnet motor-driven trawl winches, a twin screw mechanical propulsion system for efficient and fuel-saving operations, large propellers and rudders to ensure smooth operations in harsh environments and safe handling of the fishing gear. The vessels will have a refrigerated cargo hold with a capacity of 240 cubic meters and a fish processing area. In addition, they will be equipped with high-quality accommodation fittings for a crew of 13 people.

    The first two vessels will be delivered to Bergur-Huginn in Q1 and Q2 2019. These vessels will replace the two they currently have in their fleet. Mr. Gunnþór Ingvason, CEO of Sildarvinnslan and its subsidiary Bergur-Huginn, commented: “We chose to go with VARD for this project as we believe that it is greatly advantageous to work with a company with deep expertise in both ship design and shipbuilding. The past and current generations of Icelandic fishermen have had excellent experience working with Norwegian yards, and we look forward to the cooperation with VARD.” Sildarvinnslan was established back in 1957, and is today a major player in the Icelandic fishing industry.

    The third vessel will be delivered to Utgerdarfelag Akureyringa, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samherji, a leading seafood company in Iceland. Samherji is a vertically integrated seafood company, with a powerful fleet and modern land-based plants. The trawler for Utgerdarfelag Akureyringa is expected to be ready for fishing operations in Q2 2019. Mr. Torsteinn Mar Baldvinsson, CEO of Samherji, commented: “Over the last few years, we have built a strong relationship with VARD. Together, we have specially developed these new trawlers according to our requirements and objectives. We have high expectations for our new vessel, and believe it will strengthen our fishing operations in Iceland.”

    The fourth and fifth vessels are contracted by Gjøgur, a 70-year-old fishing company based in Iceland. Gjøgur will also replace two of their existing vessels with VARD’s vessels, scheduled for delivery in Q2 and Q3 2019. Mr. Ingi Jóhann Guðmundsson, CEO of Gjøgur, commented: “Gjøgur remains committed to providing high-quality products and a safe working environment for our employees. We believe this project will bring value to both VARD and the Icelandic companies involved.”

    Skinney-Thinganes will take delivery of the sixth and seventh vessels in Q3 and Q4 2019 respectively. With 70 years of experience in fishing, the company controls quotas of several fishing stocks and operates a diversified and strong fleet of eight vessels. The company believes in endorsing responsible fisheries and quality products, and practicing good business relations. Mr. Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson, CEO in Skinney-Thinganes, commented: “We are proud to be a part of this innovative initiative to renew our trawler fleet in Iceland, and we trust that VARD will deliver great vessels for our company and crew.”

    The Vard Aukra yard was established in 1949, and is well known for its deliveries of fishing vessels, ferries, offshore vessels and other highly specialized vessels. In recent years, Vard Aukra has developed among others a new portfolio ranging from service boats, barges and operation platforms, to large fish feed carriers and live fish carriers for the aquaculture and fisheries industry.




2021 November 29

14:46 Oboronlogistics delivered cargo to Abkhazia
14:13 X-Press Feeders signs for sixteen new 1,170 TEU vessels
13:34 Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau launches yet another Valdai 45R hydrofoil for Chuvashia
13:05 COSCO SHIPPING Ports and CSTD sign JV agreement with Tianjin Port Holdings and China Merchants International Terminals
12:57 DNV publishes pioneering new competence standard and recommended practice
12:47 Baltic Workboats AS developed new standard in commissioning of vessels together with Siemens Energy
12:24 MABUX: Bunker prices may sharply decline on Nov 29
12:08 Small missile ship Veliky Ustyug enters Caspian Sea to perform training and combat missions
11:45 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping issues digest of main changes in RS Rules
11:26 UECC takes delivery of the world’s first dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid PCTC
11:00 Yana Voytsekhovskaya appointed as Editor-in-Chief of IAA PortNews
09:56 Crude oil market sees upward price correction
09:19 Baltic Dry Index as of November 26

2021 November 28

15:17 PGS awarded 4D contract in the North Sea
14:08 Cruises return to the Port of New Orleans with 285 ship calls estimated for 2022
13:54 Kalmar to deliver significant order of Straddle Carriers to MPET and PSA in Antwerp
12:41 Skipper ordered to pay reparation of $10,400 after collision with kayaker on the Whanganui River, NZ
12:17 Port of San Diego extends public review period for Draft EIR for PMPU
11:57 HAROPA PORT elected “Best Green Seaport 2021”
11:33 Contract award for MPSV Siem Dorado
10:48 Port of Dunkerque announces new appointments to its Executive Board

2021 November 27

14:38 Liquid Wind secures SEK 151 million for production of fossil free fuel
13:21 TECO 2030 receives NOK 50 million in government support for fuel cell development
11:09 Inmarsat offers future-proof remote control connectivity for latest sea-kit uncrewed surface vessel trials
10:54 J.P. Morgan and Havfram AS announce a series of next generation wind turbine installation vessels

2021 November 26

18:17 TECO 2030 is leading a project group that will build a hydrogen-powered high-speed vessel for the Port of Narvik
18:00 TransContainer’s IFRS-based net profit in 9M'2021 increased by 51% to RUB 14.8 bln
17:35 Royal Niestern Sander signs contract for walk to work vessel conversion
17:26 PortNews offers final edition of its magazine for 2021
17:15 Konecranes and Cargotec note CMA’s announced Provisional Findings regarding the planned merger of Konecranes and Cargotec
17:03 IMO appoints Special Advisor on Maritime Security
16:55 Nord Stream 2 delay weighs on gas prices - Gasum
16:40 Nevsky Shipyard lays down two research vessels of Project 17050
16:25 BIMCO calls for continued naval support in Gulf of Guinea after piracy incident
16:05 Alfa Laval and Orcan Energy sign a cooperation agreement for the marine market
15:43 Wärtsilä launches power limitation solutions for EEXI compliance
15:25 Hiab launches HIAB iQ.1188 HiPro loader crane with new control system
14:47 RF Government approves Transport Strategy of Russia until 2030 with forecast until 2035
13:59 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard launches Anatoly Shlemov minesweeper of Project 12700
13:11 The Port of València hosts a rescue drill for a crane operator
12:10 GTT obtains tank design order for three new LNG Carriers from Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries
11:54 Phase 2 of Bagayevsky hydrosystem construction begins
11:52 Ardmore moderates COP26 ‘ShipZero’ panels, discussing the realities of zero emission ships
11:17 ClassNK signs MOU on cybersecurity with Panama Maritime Authority (PMA)
10:51 MSC starts new In-Transit Cargo service
10:32 MABUX: Global bunker market to keep slight irregular fluctuations with no firm trend on Nov 26
10:22 Oboronlogistics' Ambal ferry obtaines certificate on safety management from RS
09:48 MPA and maritime partners maintain cybersecurity readiness through inaugural exercise
09:33 Baltic Dry Index as of November 25
09:17 Oil prices decrease on concerns over reduction of demand

2021 November 25

18:06 Rolls-Royce and Zhenjiang Shipyard to jointly promote tugs and workboats with mtu engines in China
17:44 Delo Group presented own Digitalization Strategy
17:16 Keppel awarded FSRU conversion and FPSO integration work worth around S$200 million
16:25 Cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs fell by 14% in 2021
16:03 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock announces receipt of $92.5 mln Houston Ship Channel widening and improvement project 11 award
15:59 Damen Shipyards achieves official EU Stage V certification for its Emission Reduction system
15:30 RF State Duma ratifies Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention, 2007
15:02 Navigator Holdings announces approval in principle for new CO2 carrier designs for its Dan-Unity CO2 joint venture with Evergas
14:59 RINA, ABB, Helbio, the Liberian Registry, Wärtsilä and an Energy Major enter in proposal with hydrogen as fuel to meet IMO2050 targets
14:44 Rosterminalugol shipped 21 million tonnes of export coal over 10M’2021