New QUANTUS contracted to Westcon and Salt Ship Design

Salt Ship Design and Westcon Ølen have been contracted to supply the new QUANTUS

The Scottish partnership MV Quantus Ltd and Peter & J. Johnstone Ltd have contracted a 75-metre-long pelagic trawler from Westcon Ølen. The vessel was designed by Salt Ship Design.

Salt Ship Design and Quantus have collaborated several times in the past, and this is the fourth vessel that Salt has designed for the owners.

The previous three vessels have also been built at Norwegian shipyards, but this is the first time Westcon has been awarded the construction contract.

The first time the Scots were built in Norway was in 1988.

The owner’s main focus during the design process has been to develop an efficient, modern pelagic trawler with low emissions. A safe working platform and high-quality fishing to enable skippers Ian Buchan and his sons, Mark and Stuart Buchan, and their crew to catch their quota as efficiently and safely as possible.

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Owners, designers and shipyard have signed the contract in Scotland. Photo: Westcon

For the Norwegian shipbuilding industry, it is encouraging to see yet another pelagic vessel contracted in Norway, says a press release from the parties.

Main data:

  • Length: 75.3 metres
  • Width: 15.8 metres
  • Name: “Quantus”
  • Fishing for pelagic species herring, mackerel and blue whiting
  • Owners: The partnership between MV Quantus Limited and Peter& J. Johnstone
  • Designer: Salt Ship Design
  • Builder: Westcon Yards

With the new “Quantus” contracting, there are now two Salt-designed pelagic fishing vessels under construction at Westcon Ølen, with “Trønderbas” contracted last year.


Source: Press Release

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