Ulstein has launched a new series of fish trawlers with ship solutions for sustainable fishing methods and processing.
The goal is, among other things, more gentle handling of the fish and introduction of environmentally-friendly ship solutions, the company said.
On this project, Ulstein has worked closely together with Nordic wildfish.
“Nordic wildfish has solid experience in trawling and in testing new methods for fishery and market. We both have a history of being innovative and come up with advancing solutions. Through this cooperation we have developed improved and state-of-the art solutions for quality and sustainability in trawl fishery,” said Tore Ulstein, COO in Ulstein Design & Solutions, and Ulstein Group’s head of the board.
“We want to turn visions into reality with regards to our EcoFive project (Eco-friendly fishing vessel). Ulstein’s trawler series is designed to implement solutions for gentle fish catch, effective processing and hydrolysing of the rest of the raw material. This will provide significantly increased sustainability in trawling, better quality, higher efficiency, more earnings and less environmental footprint,” added Tore Roaldsnes, CEO at Nordic wildfish.
The X-BOW alters the traditional layout of trawler vessel arrangements, and leads to better placement of crew, factory and cargo. The factory is placed on two decks, while all the accommodation is assembled central in the ship.
Due to the X-BOW hull line, the fore ship will be efficiently exploited. Ships carrying the X-BOW feature also have less vibrations and pitching, which help to improve the working environment on board and reduce noise in the sea, Ulstein explained..
The vessels in the series have an effective hybrid system which combines batteries with diesel-electric and diesel-mechanical propulsion. The vessels will become more fuel efficient, operate with little noise and will comply to the requirements of the DNV-GL SILENT notation.