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New stern trawler for Norway launched. Gondan Shipyard in Figueras, Spain, has launched a new fishing stern trawler built for the Norwegian shipowner Engenes Fiskeriselskap AS.

This new vessel, designed by Kongsberg Maritime (and who also of supplied the main equipment) has a length of 69.9 m and a beam of 16 m. Built in steel with aluminium superstructure, the stern trawler will operate mainly in Northern Atlantic, Barents Sea and Svalbard waters.

With accommodation for 29 people, the freezing trawler will be operated for heading, gutting and freezing of whole white fish. For this, it will have the most modern and automated fish processing equipment, and a freezing hold capacity of 1400 m3. The vessel will be classified by the DNV and will be Ice class certified.

The global situation generated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has represented a challenge for Gondan, which has used careful coordination and implementation of all necessary measures, in accordance with current Government regulations, to successfully achieving the fulfilment of its commitments.

GONDAN is integrated in an environmentally protected area in the Eo River estuary. They have three facilities located in the town of Castropol (Asturias, Spain). The main shipyard is located in the port of Figueras, while the steel-cutting workshop and large equipment warehouse are in Barres Industrial Park. Altogether, their facilities cover an area of 43,000 m² and have the capacity to process 3,000 MT of steel a year.