New Rolls-Royce NVC 375 WP Stern Trawler for Icelandic fishing company HB Grandi

New Rolls-Royce NVC 375 WP Stern Trawler for Icelandic fishing company HB Grandi

DERBY, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has won a contract to design and equip a new Rolls-Royce NVC 375 WP Stern Trawler for Icelandic fishing company HB Grandi.

The 82 metre vessel will process various filet products and has a freezing capacity of 100 tonnes / 24 hours. It has an approximately 1600 m3 cargo hold capacity with an additional approximately 700 m3 meal hold. The holds are constructed for palletized cargo.

The trawler has a fuel-efficient Wave Piercing hull. The main equipment will also include a B33:45 diesel engine together with Promas integrated rudder and propeller system and a Hybrid Shaft Generator (HSG) system providing the most fuel efficient propulsion system available. The trawler will be equipped with electric driven winches including permanent magnet (PM) driven electric trawl winches.

Signing the contract with Armon, Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson, HB Grandi, CEO, said: “We have been considering building a freezer trawler for some time and after discussions lasting more than a year we decided to work with Armon and Rolls-Royce as we concluded that their design and experience would meet our need best.”

Monrad Hide, Rolls-Royce, Vice President Sales – Marine, said: “We have worked closely with HB Grandi to design a trawler which will optimise fuel-economy, environmental considerations, comfort, safety and performance at sea with a high level of flexibility, redundancy and efficiency in all operational modes. It will be one of the most effective and modern fishing vessels in the world.”

The vessel will be built at the Armon shipyard in Gijón, Spain and is due for delivery in the middle of 2019.

This is the second fishing contract signed with the yard for a Rolls-Royce designed vessel. It follows a contract for a NVC 372 design Stern Trawler for the Norwegian fishing company Ramoen.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

  1. Rolls-Royce’s vision is to be the market-leader in high performance power systems where our engineering expertise, global reach and deep industry knowledge deliver outstanding customer relationships and solutions. We operate across five businesses: Civil Aerospace, Defence Aerospace, Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.
  2. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
  3. We have three common themes across all our businesses:
    • Investing in and developing engineering excellence
    • Driving a manufacturing and supply chain transformation which will embed operational excellence in lean, lower-cost facilities and processes
    • Leveraging our installed base, product knowledge and engineering capabilities to provide customers with outstanding service through which we can capture aftermarket value long into the future.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £13.8 billion in 2016, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £80 billion at the end of 2016.
  5. In 2016, Rolls-Royce invested £1.3 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
  6. Rolls-Royce employs almost 50,000 people in 50 countries. More than 16,500 of these are engineers.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2016 we recruited 274 graduates and 327 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes.

SOURCE:  Rolls-Royce plc.


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