Stern trawler NB 931 delivered to DFFU

On 27 February, stern trawler NB 931 was delivered to Deutsche Fischfang-Union GMbH & Co KG (DFFU) from Vard Brattvaag.

28. February 2024

Vard Berlin BK1 A4065 foto Kristin Stoylen

VARD 8 03 trawler design

The stern trawler has been developed by VARD in close cooperation with DFFU. The VARD 8 03 trawler design, developed by Vard Design in Ålesund, is developed to meet the latest demands for fish health management, efficiency, and environmentally friendly operations. With a high focus on quality of catch, safety of crew, and sustainable operations, the vessel has the most efficient technology to bring the catch ashore with minimum environmental footprint.

Incredible teamwork and dedication

- I`m thrilled to announce the successful delivery of newbuild 931 to DFFU. We are proud to be a part of this highly innovative project and being the preferred partner for DFFU. I would like to thank the remarkable team in VARD for navigating challenges together and delivering the vessel with precision. This achievement is a testament to the incredible teamwork and dedication, says CEO in Vard Group, Alberto Maestrini.

Vard BK1 A5773 foto Kristin Stoylen
Vard Berlin BK1 A4359 foto Kristin Stoylen

Baldvin Thorsteinsson and Samuel Rodriguez, Managing Directors at DFFU says:

- The delivery of Berlin is pivotal for DFFU, and VARD has done an excellent job. Over the years, VARD has built several technologically advanced vessels, consistently meeting the highest standard with their craftsmanship and innovation. Berlin is equipped with advanced technical solutions from trusted partners. One significant change with this new vessel is its shrimp-catching and processing capabilities, enlarging the portfolio of products produced onboard. The production of whitefish has also been upgraded with new equipment, which increases options in production and expands our product range. The technology and equipment onboard will enable us to bring 100% of the catch to shore. This supports our goal of increased value creation at sea and directly aligns with our sustainability efforts.

Deliveries from the group`s subsidiaries

Vard Electro has delivered a complete SeaQ package, encompassing advanced - still highly intuitive bridge, power, and automation solutions.

The trawler is equipped with Seaonics AS premium cranes and winches specially designed for safe and efficient deck handling in harsh conditions.

Vard Interiors has delivered modern interior solutions, and green HVAC R-system with the aim of creating a good living and working environment onboard the vessel.

The vessel has the following dimensions:

  • LOA: 84.00 m
  • Moulded breadth: 16.70 m
  • Maximum draught: 6.85 m