Stern trawler Sørkapp delivered

Sørkapp is a state-of-the-art stern trawler developed by VARD in close cooperation with the customer Nergård Havfiske, with a common objective to create an advanced trawler with all latest available technology on board. The vessel has excellent fuel economy, outfitted for semi-pelagic and bottom-trawling operations with gentle handling.

06. December 2023

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Delivered one week before contractual date

On 5 December 2023 NB 930 was delivered from Vard Brattvaag to Nergård Havfiske - one week before the contractual date. This is the third delivered stern trawler from VARD to Nergård Havfiske.

- I would like to thank all colleagues in VARD for the excellent work done on new build 930 to Nergård. Yet again, we have managed to deliver on time and quality. These stern trawlers are complex vessels, and a lot of coordination is required to make all ends meet and there is no doubt - we are in a class of our own in VARD. Well done to everyone. I also want to extend a big thank you to Nergård for the good cooperation on the third state-of-the-art stern trawler developed by VARD, says Yard Director Arnt Inge Gjerde.

A technologically advanced trawler

Sørkapp is of VARD 8 02 design and is a technologically advanced trawler with high focus on product quality, crew safety and sustainable operations. It minimizes its environmental footprint by maintaining high efficiency in all modes of operation.

Vard Interiors has delivered a comprehensive interior package for Sørkapp, offering turnkey solutions encompassing furniture, piping in the accommodation areas, provision systems, and HVAC.

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Outfitted with VARD Electro’s SeaQ Energy Storage System

The stern trawler is outfitted with VARD Electro’s SeaQ Energy Storage System. This innovative battery system will be charged from permanent magnet el. motors on the trawl winches while shooting mode and also contribute with power in heaving mode on trawl winches. All operating in harmony with the SeaQ Power Management System for seamless integration with the hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system, which in turn minimizes fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. An innovative heat-recovery system increases overall efficiency even further. With its ice-strengthened hull and propulsion system the vessel is compliant with the stringent DNV-GL Silent F notation.

The latest in fish handling technology

To ensure a premium quality catch Sørkapp is outfitted with the latest in fish handling technology. Featuring live fish tanks to ensure a healthy catch before processing, in the advanced processing factory, into high-quality products. The spacious cargo space holds both refrigerated and frozen products, plus ensilage tanks for processing of biomass ashore, further maximizing resource utilization and profit.

The modern living quarters have been developed with a high focus on crew welfare with; architect-designed public spaces, day and mess rooms, a gymnasium and cabins with low noise and an appealing interior.

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Roy Arne Stavik

SVP Sales & Marketing

Vard Group AS, Headquarters


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Magne Håberg

EVP Sales & Marketing

Vard Group AS, Headquarters


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