Commencement of Steel Cutting for New Gitte Henning (NB 799)

ZAMAKONA YARDS has begun constructing its newbuild for Gitte Henning AS, holding the start of the steel cutting for NB 799 as scheduled on 8th May.

NB 799 will have a number of environmentally friendly solutions, many of them new in pelagic fishing (two propellers and a twin-skeg hull design, permanent magnet motors for propulsion and deck machinery, battery pack, etc) . Throughout the design process and in the choice of equipment, the focus has been on improving quality of the fish and reducing emissions through reduced energy consumption and efficient power production.

“This new build represents our consolidation as one of the main shipbuilding yards into the pelagic trawler market after delivery of 7 vessels for shipowners in Scotland, and thus it is a very important milestone for us,” said Pedro Garaygordobil, Chairman of Zamakona Yards. “The project progresses in good cooperation with the customer and with the designer Salt Ship Design.”

The whole steel blocks for the vessel are going to be manufactured at the facilities of the yard in Bilbao, Spain. Specially now, Zamakona Yard continue with its strategy of no outsourcing to low cost third countries, assuring best quality and delivery time for the steel structure of the vessel.

Assembly of the ship sections at the slipway will then begin in July 2020.

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