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WÄRTSILÄ TO DESIGN AND POWER ADVANCED FISHING VESSEL

Monday, January 21, 2019 

Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the ship design, as well as the main engine and other propulsion equipment, for a new state-of-the-art fishing vessel. The ship will be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain for Castlehill, a Fraserburgh, Scotland based owner.

The 69.8m long Resolute will replace an existing trawler of the same name in the owner’s fleet. When delivered in 2020, this innovative vessel will provide improved efficiency, and is said to represent the latest in ship designs for fishing industry purposes. It will operate in the fishing grounds of the North Sea.

“We have earlier worked closely with both Castlehill and the Balenciaga yard, and we are pleased to be cooperating with them again on this benchmark project. Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision supports the development of efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions, and this ship will certainly meet those criteria,” said Riku-Pekka Hägg, Director, Ship Design, Wärtsilä Marine.

“Wärtsilä has tremendous experience and an excellent track record in producing advanced fishing vessel designs, and we are confident that this latest design will meet our expectations. We also appreciate Wärtsilä’s positive cooperation during the concept development phase of this project,” said George West, owner.

In addition to the ship design and relevant documentation, Wärtsilä will supply a Wärtsilä 32 main engine and gears, shaft line, stern tube and controllable pitch propeller (CPP). Under a separate agreement, the company will develop a concept that can be used for the owner’s application for an extended fishing quota.

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