Rolls-Royce is going to provide an innovative fish transporter ship

By Vessels

Rolls-Royce, one of the global power systems companies, has won its first order for a new vessel that was developed specifically for transporting live fish. Norwegian vessel owner Sølvtrans AS, the largest transporter of live fish in the world, is the first customer for this advanced, fuel efficient ship.
In goal to transport live fish efficiently and in a healthy condition, customers require expansive, temperature controlled tanks in the hold of the vessel. This new, specifically tailored design makes that possible.
The general manager of Rolls-Royce, Monrad Hide - Fishing Ship said: “The live fish carrying market is a growing one. This order shows how our perfect vessel designs can be tailored to specific goals while retaining the world-leading features of fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and environmental performance.”
“This ship is going to mark a new era for this specialist segment of the fishing industry and we’re delighted that Sølvtrans has chosen our design and equipment.”
The design of the new Rolls-Royce NVC 386 incorporates the Group’s latest developments in hull design to ensure fuel efficiency, cost-effective operations and stability. The ship features an advanced diesel-electric propulsion system including two Bergen C 6 diesel engines and a hybrid shaft generator which significantly reduces energy consumption on board.
The design of Rolls-Royce and equips an extensive range of vessel types for the fishing industry ranging from large freezer trawlers to longliners and bulk carrying ships. There are currently more than 100 Rolls-Royce designed ships operating in worldwide fishing fleets.
Considerable emphasis has been positioned on the living quarters and working environment for the crew members. In order to enhance crew comfort during long time periods at sea, the NVC 386 features 8 single cabins, a fitness centre and a sauna.
The vessel will be built at the Zamakona shipyard in Spain, with expected delivery in mid 2013.