Fincantieri subsidiary VALD to build advanced stern trawler for Havbryn AS

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri’s subsidiary in Norway, VARD, has signed a contract for the design and construction of one stern trawler for Havbryn AS, part of Strand Rederiet, one of Norway's largest family-owned fishing boat companies, Fincantieri said Thursday.

The new vessel will be a VARD 8 02 trawler design, featuring advanced technology for fuel efficiency and environmentally friendly operations, it said in a press release.

“With a high focus on quality of catch, safety of crew, and sustainable operations, the unit will have the most efficient technology to bring the catch ashore with minimum environmental footprint,” the company noted.

The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2026 will be 80.4 meters long and 16.7 meters wide, with an ice-strengthened hull and a propulsion system compliant with DNV Silent F standards.

It will include an advanced H/G processing factory, spacious cargo holds for refrigerated and frozen products, and ensilage tanks for biomass processing.

While the hull will be built at one of VARD’s yards in Romania, the outfitting and commissioning to be completed in Norway.

Sharing the related development as “Great news,” on its social media account, Fincantieri added: “Through VARD, the future of sustainable ship design and shipbuilding is already on board.”

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