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New freezer trawler for Norway. Spanish shipyard Gondan has delivered the freezer stern trawler, Magne Arvesen. It is one of the most advanced vessels of its kind, which will be operated by the Norwegian company Engenes Fiskeriselskap A/S in Northern Atlantic and Arctic waters.

This new vessel, designed by Kongsberg Maritime – in charge also of supplying the main equipment – has a length of 69.9 m and a beam of 16 m. Built in steel with aluminum superstructure, the stern trawler will operate mainly in Northern Atlantic, Barents Sea and Svalbard waters. With an accommodation for 29 people, the freezing trawler will be operated for heading, gutting and freezing of whole white fish. For this, it has the most modern and automated fish processing equipment, and a freezing hold capacity of 1400 m3. The vessel is classified by the DNV and is Ice class certified.

The global situation generated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has represented a challenge for the company, which has managed to face it with great effort and thanks to careful coordination and implementation of all necessary measures, in accordance with current Government regulations, successfully achieving the fulfilment of its commitments, and moving forward despite the difficulties.

After the delivery of the Sunderøy, Magne Arvesen is the second freezer trawler that Gondan has delivered in the last six months, thus positioning itself as a reference in sophisticated vessels for the Norwegian fishing industry. More information on these built units can be accessed on their Multimedia Channel on their website: https://www.gondan.com/premium-channel/fishing-vessels/en/