Icelandic food processing leader Skaginn 3X and refrigeration systems compatriot Frost have secured a multi-million dollar deal to supply state-of-the-art processing and chilling equipment to a super-trawler for Russia’s Collective Farm Fishery by V.I. Lenin (RK Lenina).
The new121-meter, multi-species factory trawler is scheduled for delivery by the endof 2022, the two companies revealed, with Skaginn 3X and Frost bidding for the contract via Icelandic maritime consortium Knarr Rus.
“We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to become part of Russian maritime history,” Skaginn 3X Russian regiona lmanager Petur Jakob Petursson said. “This will be the largest fishing vessel in the past 30 years in Russia. And just to put things into perspective, this magnificent ship’s output will be 50% higher than the capacity of super trawlers currently operated by other Russian fisheries firms, as well as 100% more cargo space.”
“This dealreflects the solid co-operation between our three firms,” Frost’s sales and marketing manager Gudmundur Hannesson added. “With this deal, Skaginn 3X and Frost are now firmly putting their mark on the Pacific fisheries market by providing a unique turnkey solution, which sharply increases capacity, while boosting product quality.”
The vessel,which will be built in Kaliningrad at the Yantar Shipyard, is made possible by the Russian government’s investment program, rewarding local companies for the steady overhaul and renewal of the country’s fishing fleet.
Under the new strategy, Russia aims to increase the fishing sector’s contribution to the overall economy, introduce wide deployment of cutting-edge fisheries technology and maximize production output and overall quality.
“The new processing equipment from Skaginn 3X and Frost, supported by the superior design of the vessel itself, clearly demonstrates our commitment to innovative thinking, modern fishing methods and processing,” RK Lenina chairman Sergey Tarusov said.
RK Lenin’snew super trawler will be unique, combining the capabilities of twin trawling for multiple fish species, incorporating both conventional winching in addition to custom pumping systems for bringing fresh catch onboard. It will also beable to process fish caught by other vessels, boasting a cargo space of 5100 cubic meters and a processing capacity of 450 tons per day.
Skaginn 3X will deliver the vessel’s processing deck fully fitted for multi-purpose processing, grading, gentle handling and fast and reliable packing, delivering up to ten batches per minute at high speed. The design also allows for complete elimination of vertical plate freezers, enabling greater flexibility and a complete closed refrigeration system for future demands for a safe work environment.
Frost will deliver the vessel’s complete cooling and freezing solution, meeting the highest and environmentally friendly standards and demands, in addition to designing and delivering the rapid seawater cooling system for the bunkers,securing the highest product quality.
Skaginn 3X and Frost recently teamed up to supply and install its equipment in the world’s largest and most automated pelagic plant for Faroese processing major VardinPelagic and the new joint venture also breaks the mould – with the two firms being the only global players able to provide trawler solutions, allowing production capacity to easily exceed 100 tons within the confined space of avessel.