Admiralteiskie Verfi Shipyard establishes another CT-192 project supertrawler
It’s the sixth freezer trawler in the series of ten vessels destined for the RFC
On September 29, 2021, the St. Petersburg-based Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) laid the keel of the sixth heavy-duty freezer trawler of the CT-192 project in the ten-vessel series for the Russian Fishery Company, RFC said in its press release.
The sixth supertrawler is named Mekhanik Shcherbakov, after honored industry and corporate veteran Ivan Shcherbakov (1930 – 2020).
In total, the Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard will build 10 similar vessels for the RFC. The trawler construction project is implemented as part of the national “investment quota” program aimed at modernizing the national fishing fleet and increasing the efficiency of development of valuable national living resources. Another supertrawler, Vladimir Limanov, was built at the Tersan shipyard (Turkey) and has already been put into service.
The super trawl under construction for the RFC are Russia’s largest and most technologically advanced fishing vessels. Each new vessel is designed for an annual catch of 60,000 tonnes of fish, 2.5 times the productivity of the vessels that today form the basis of the fishing fleet in the Far East of the Russian Federation .
The characteristics of the new fleet will be a considerably increased production capacity, maximum safety, high respect for the environment and improved working and resting conditions for the crews. The vessels will be equipped with a modern plant capable of transforming all catches in depth and without waste into products with high added value.
The Russian Fishery Company’s super-trawlers will be able to operate in the most difficult weather conditions, which will extend the effective fishing time. Equipping modern technological equipment will make it possible to produce high-margin products on board from pollock and herring, including a new product, surimi. Currently, this in-demand deep treatment product in Russia is not produced.
The commissioning of new fishing boats and the development of the production of pollock and surimi fillets will enable the company to significantly reduce its environmental impact. Thanks to its energy efficiency, the carbon footprint of the new RFC fleet is the lowest among Pollock harvesters in the world.
Main characteristics of the design vessel СТ-192: LOA: 108 m, BOA: 21 m, depth: 11.55 m; maximum draft: 8.35 m; displacement (loaded): 11,873 t, ice class – ICE 1 A; predicted speed: 15 knots; main propulsion engine: 8,120 kW; bunker capacity: 5,500 m3; crew: 40; factory staff: up to 99. Class rating – KM IA Super (hull) Ice 3 (power) AUT 1 REF BWM (T) Fishing vessel by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
Admiralteiskie Verfi JSC (Admiralty Shipyards) is a key shipbuilding company, a conventional submarine construction center of Russia. The Company’s workforce exceeds 8,200 people. The shipyard is affiliated with the United Shipbuilding Corporation. A number of contracts are successfully implemented at the shipyard for domestic and foreign customers. Two series of submarines are currently under construction for the RF and foreign navies, as well as a series of patrol icebreakers for the RF navy and a series of large trawlers. Also under construction at the shipyard is a unique, ice-resistant self-propelled platform, North Pole (Severny Polyus). On November 5, 2021, the shipyard celebrated its 317th anniversary.
Throughout its history, Admiralteiskie Verfi has built 34 vessels for the Russian fishing industry.
RFC is one of the largest producers of Pollock in the world. The company is one of the three main Russian producers of wild white fish. The main species harvested are pollock and Pacific erring. RFC is engaged in fishing in the Far East fishing basin. The company’s large fishing boats are well suited for working in all fishing areas and in all weather conditions. They are equipped with modern fishing and processing equipment from leading international suppliers that allow vessels to harvest different types of seafood. The strategic objectives of the Company are to increase the production of high added value products through the modernization of the fleet, the construction of new state-of-the-art superchaluts and coastal processing plants. RFC is building a new fleet of supertrawlers. Each trawler is designed for an annual catch of 60,000 tonnes of fish, 2.5 times the productivity of the vessels that today form the basis of the Russian Far East fishing fleet. The first of 11 supertrawlers to be built for the RFC was presented to the company in 2020.
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