Severnaya Verf lays down a longline factory vessel Gandvik-1 for fishing fleet of Karelia
Severnaya Verf shipyard (Saint-Petersburg) has laid down a longline factory vessel of Project МТ 1112XL, Gandvik-1, for the fishing fleet of Karelia today, 20 July 2018, IAA PortNews correspondent reports from the ceremony.
When speaking at the ceremony, Vladimir Yevenko, Deputy Director General of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, said: “Giving a birth to a ship is always a creative process involving many people: engineers, designers, workers. I wish all of you feel happy with the work performed when we come to the final, when the ship is built”.
A longline factory vessel features high-technology and ecological fishing method with automated installation and hauling lines, with equipment for complete, non-waste processing and storage of the catch directly on board the ship. The longliner reference design documents was developed by Norway based Marin Teknikk AS.
The vessel’s displacement is over 2,000 tonnes, length - 58.6 meters, width - 13 meters.
Severnaya Verf shipyard (corporate member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) is among leading shipbuilding companies of Russia’s defence industry. The company was founded on November 14, 1912, as Putilovskaya Shipyard. Since then the shipbuilding company has built more than 600 warships and commercial vessels, including cruisers, destroyers, minesweepers, patrol vessels and submarines destroyers, research and passenger vessels, timber cargo carriers, trawlers, container ships and Ro-Ro vessels, tugboats and floating docks. The shipyard’s backlog of orders currently includes the series of frigates, corvettes and other vessels.
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