Russian shipbuilders make another trawler for Norwegians

On October 12 the Vyborg shipbuilding factory in the Leningrad region will launch a trawler-seiner hull, designed by the Norwegian bureau Vik-Sandvik. The 1,500-tonne ship is 68.8 meters long, 13.8 meters wide and 9 meters high.

After launch the trawler will be passed to the customer, the Norwegian company DOF Industri, and then fishing equipment will be installed at a Norwegian shipyard.

It is the fifth ship built in Vyborg on order from a Norwegian company. In comparison with the preceding orders, this trawler will have a larger volume of completion work to be done in Russia - main engine, shaft generator, screw-steering arrangement and taxi-up devices will be installed, said the administration of the Vyborg shipbuilding factory.

Now the factory is building on order from companies in the DOF Industri group another three hulls for fishing trawlers. In September 2002 Vyborg shipbuilders and the DOF Industri signed a contract for building two supertrawler hulls. They will be passed to customers in July and October 2003.