Designer and builders of specialized vessels Vard said it has signed an agreement for the design and construction of another stern trawler for Russian fishing company Luntos Co. Ltd., due for delivery in the third quarter of 2022.

The order, which follows the first placed in 2019, is for a new fishing vessel with a length of 87 meters and a beam of 18 meters, will be built at Vard Vung Tau shipyard (Vietnam).

The newbuild is designed to ensure optimal productivity, sustainability and operational efficiency, guaranteeing high performance in demanding environmental conditions, according to Vard, a Fincantieri subsidiary.

The ship will combine a safe, comfortable and modern working and living environment for crew-members. Particular attention will be paid to the processing facilities for palletizing, refrigerating and freezing fish.

The freezing capacity will be of 210 tons per 24 hours to maintain premium fish quality. In addition, and to best utilize the produced offal, the vessel has been provided with a fish meal plant with the raw material handling capacity of 50 tons per 24 hours.

Working in close partnership with Luntos, Vard has focused on incorporating the latest, most efficient technology to ensure the catch can be brought ashore with the minimal environmental footprint. The vessel hull has been designed for optimal efficiency during both trawling and transit, and it will be equipped with an environmentally friendly propulsion and power solution.

Luntos is a Russian fishing company operating in the deep waters out of the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatky in the Eastern Russia Economic Fishing Zones and in the Western Bering Sea.

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