Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven has signed a contract with Spanish ship-owner Pesquera Ancora to build a stern trawler scheduled to be delivered in 2018.
The trawler will be based on NVC 374 WP design from Rolls-Royce which incorporates features to promote safe, stable and low vibration operation.
The stern trawler, spanning across a length of 80m will feature an ice-resistant, stable hull to ensure an unhindered operation in adverse maritime conditions.
The vessel will be classified as ICE 1A class and will feature operational efficiency, low emissions and comfort and safety for the crew.
The vessel, under the contract, will account being the fourth of its kinb based on the design promoted by Rolls Royce, with two of the series ordered by DFFU in Germany, one by CDP Saint-Malo & Euronor in France.
Additionally, Kleven has an order of two live fish carriers for Norwegian owned Sølvtrans, a trawler for Gitte Henning in Denmark, and an offshore construction vessel for Volstad, based in Ålesund, Norway.
Kleven CEO Ståle Rasmussen said: "This is an important contract to us, and it confirms that Kleven can compete internationally in today’s market also when it comes to building fishing vessels.
"The fact that a Spanish ship owner comes to Norway to have their vessel built is in itself remarkable."
In 2014, Kleven won a contract from Maersk Supply Service to construct six anchor-handling vessels.
Image: An artist’s impression of the stern trawler to be built by Kleven. Photo: courtesy of Kleven Maritime.