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The new trawler ‘Gollenes’ being built by Karstensens Shipyard for Gollenes AS of Norway

Gollenes AS and Karstensens Shipyard have signed contracts for the design and construction of a 69.99 m trawler.

Gollenes AS is owned by the Ose and Kvalsvik families from Fosnavåg in Norway. The company was established in the 1950s and the limited company changed in 2008 by Asbjørn Ose and Frode Kvalvik. This vessel will be the company’s third new building, and will replace current Gollenes, delivered from Karstensens Shipyard in 2011. The company is led by skipper Frode Kvalsvik, and the next generation Ose/Kvalsvik is also on board in the form of Ivar Ose Bjørneset and WillyKvalsvik.

Gollenes AS and Karstensens Shipyard

The company operates with combined trawling, pelagic for herring and mackerel and for industrial fish combined with fish for human consumption/whitefish. The new vessel shall operate in accordance with the same principles.

The company welcomes the fact that this agreement has been reached with Karstensens Shipyard and is looking forward to getting started with the construction.

For more than 10 years ago, shipping company and shipyard have been working closely together since the contracting of existing Gollenes.

The new project is therefore a natural extension of the successful and constructive cooperation.

Karstensens Shipyard welcomes the confidence of Frode Kvalsvik and the rest of the company with this order. Returning customers are invaluable advertising.

Like the other ships that the Shipyard has under construction for shipowners in Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands and Denmark, new “Gollenes” are also of their own design.

With new “Gollenes”, Karstensens Shipyard has a total of 14 fishing vessels in the order book for delivery over the next 3 years.

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The company has been concerned with innovative solutions and special attention has been paid to optimizing working conditions, safety and comfort for the crew. Many experiences from the Company’s current ship and the Yard’s portfolio have been discussed and assessed during the design process.

Safety and working conditions are especially catered for by the fact that “Gollenes”, unlike current ones, will have the entire loading deck as waterproof.

The green profile is largely taken care of in the form of practical and effective solutions. There is a great focus on the hull design, and optimization in relation to the “Gollenes” operating profile, this with the lowest possible fuel consumption and thus emissions in mind.

In addition, the vessel is equipped with electric winches, electric fish pump, heat recovery from all engines, LED lighting everywhere as well as a number of other measures to ensure possible energy consumption.

The electric winch system is to be supplied by MacGregor Rapp (who was also a supplier to current Gollenes) and rigged for 2 trawls with 3 winches and 4 net drums. In addition, 2 pumping stations are arranged on the aft ship, SB and BB respectively. Fish pumps are also of an electric type.

The ship is designed with a factory, with maximum focus on efficient workflow and gentle fish treatment. Silage plants are organised to make the best use of raw materials.

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A number of suppliers are currently selected, all based on criteria such as energy optimization, innovation, quality and operational safety.

The propulsion system will consist of an ABC main engine of 3955 kW with large, slow-moving propellers, adjusting the ship’s exact operating profile. The system is equipped with take-me-home function, which enables diesel-electric navigation.

New “Gollenes” is due in March 2023.

Main dimensions of the vessel:

Overall length 69.99m

Width moulded 14.80m

Depth shelter deck 8.30 m

Other technical data:

Main engine ABC 6 DL 36, 3955 kW

Gears and propellers Brunvoll Volda

Winch plant MacGregor Rapp, electric

Side propellers Brunvoll, 2 x 950 kW

RSW Plant 2 x 1300 kW

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