Rolls-Royce has received a £6.5m contract to provide a design for the new stern trawler being built for Norwegian fishing company Ramoen at the Armon shipyard, Spain.
The contract scope includes the design, as well as supplying the vessel’s main equipment, such as hybrid shaft generator system (HSG).
The trawler will be constructed using the company’s NVC 372 design and used for traditional fishing operations, both bottom and pelagic, for whitefish and shrimps.
Rolls-Royce’s design lays the emphasis on delivering low levels of fuel consumption, environmental considerations, comfort, safety as well as the performance, the company stated.
Rolls-Royce president (offshore) John Knudsen said: "This will be the second design of type-NVC to Ramoen and we are very happy for this new contract and the long-standing cooperation with this innovative owner."
The vessel will also have an optimised hybrid propulsion system, which will give the vessel an environmentally-friendly profile and less operating cost, Rolls-Royce said.
The 75m-long vessel will be equipped with the new Bergen B33:45 diesel engine along with Promas integrated rudder and propeller system.
It will have a 1,200m³ cargo hold capacity, 450m³ meal hold, with a freezing capacity of 90t / 24hr and the holds will be built for palletised cargo.
The company will also deliver low-pressure hydraulic driven trawl winches.
Image: The new stern trawler being built for Norwegian fishing company Ramoen. Photo: courtesy of Rolls-Royce plc.