Ålesund, Norway-based Gunnar Langva has ordered a Rolls Royce-designed purse seiner/pelagic trawler to be built by Westcon Yards in Norway.
The 75-metre vessel will be Westcon’s second order for Gunnar Langva. The previous vessel was delivered in 2013 and also designed by Rolls-Royce. Additionally, the new vessel will be the sixth vessel in a row to be named Gunnar Langva after the family-owned company.
The new vessel will be a NVC 353 design, and will be powered by a B33:45 diesel engine, with Promas integrated rudder and propeller system. Rolls-Royce will also supply hydraulic winches to Gunnar Langva.
“Focus in the design work has been to enhance the current features of Gunnar Langva while at the same time looking at increasing overall efficiency,” commented Monrad Hide, Vice President Sales, Rolls-Royce said. “The new vessel will be updated to a cost efficient and maintenance friendly design type, and the propulsion system will reduce fuel consumption and also decrease onboard and in-water noise and vibrations.”
The new Gunnar Langva will have a refrigerated sea water (RSW) storage capacity of 2,250 cubic metres, and is to be arranged with 13 single cabins. It will mainly be fishing in the North Sea and the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. The catch is herring, mackerel, capelin and blue whiting. The vessel is expected to be delivered from the yard in Q3 2019.
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