Brim hf, from Iceland has taken delivery of a new deep sea freezer-trawler called ‘Ilivileq’ GR 2-201 from Spanish shipyard Astilleros Armon in Gijón.
The ‘Ilivileq’ GR 2-201 is 83.10 metres in length overall, carries a beam of 17.00metres and weighs in at 5,000 gross tonnes. Brim claims that she is one of the most advanced in the North Atlantic.
Rolls Royce in Norway designed the ship in collaboration with Brim and the design of the ship has taken energy-saving into account as well as concentrating on automation.
The equipment onboard is designed specifically for filleting and freezing, and a HPP’s fish meal plant is installed in the ship so all power is fully utilized.
The production capacity can be up to 150 tonnes per day and the refrigerated fishroom has a 1000 tonne capacity. The filleters come from Vélfagi in Olafsfjordur.
‘Ilivileq’ was handed over last week in Spain to skipper Páll Thórir Rúnarsson and chief mate Guðmundur Kristján Guðmundsson, who brought the new trawler to Reykjavík.
The ship is equipped with a new generation of engines from Bergen-Diesel and Rolls-Royce delivering 5,400 kW power.