Danish fishery control ship

The Hvide Sande shipyard has won the tender to build the news Danish fishery control ship

The Danish Fisheries Authority has selected the Hvide Sande Shipyard to build the board’s new fishery control ship called “New West Coast”.

Karstensen’s Shipyard in Skagen was also prequalified, but in the end Hvide Sande’s offer was chosen as the best on the basis of an overall assessment in terms of quality, schedule, staffing, organization and price: which comes in at just under DKK 170 million (€23m) or £21m stg.

The choice of Hvide Sande Shipyard was based on a thorough tender process with negotiations with both pre-qualified shipyards to ensure that the shipyards’ offerings were best adapted to the requirements of the Danish Fisheries Authority.

The selection emphasized that the yard could offer environmentally and climate-friendly solutions in relation to, among other things. fuel consumption, insulation and material selection.  

“I am glad that we have now chosen the shipyard that will build the Danish Fisheries Authority’s new control ship, even a shipyard in Denmark with proud traditions for good shipbuilding. Both Hvide Sande and Karstensen had really good bids for solving the task, but when the Danish Fisheries Authority made up the rain board, Hvide Sande was a little ahead,” says fisheries minister Mogens Jensen.  

The “New West Coast”, which will control fisheries in the North Sea and the Skagerrak, will be equipped to deal with future control challenges and to meet stringent environmental and emissions requirements (Tier III). The offer also emphasizes high demands on maneuverability and seaworthiness, and that the ship must be able to handle new forms of control, including big drones. 

“We now have the best conditions for building a control ship that is both control efficient and state of the art when it comes to environmental requirements, noise reduction and energy optimisation,” says fisheries minister Mogens Jensen.  

The cost of building the ship is €22.7m (DKK 169.8 million). The expenditure is partly financed by EU funds from the European Marine and Fisheries Development Fund. According to the contract, the yard has 22 months to build the ship, which is expected to be completed in the early summer of 2022. 

Source: Danish Government