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Main equipment installation on the first pair of super trawlers for the RFC started in St. Petersburg


On the trawlers "Kapitan Vdovichenko" and "Mechanic Maslak", which are being built for the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) at the Admiralty shipyards (St. Petersburg), the installation of trawl, cargo and mooring equipment started. The installation of a fishmeal plant has also begun on the lead vessel “Kapitan Vdovichenko”.

The trawl complex includes electric wire rope winches that allow energy recovery and redirecting it to the needs of the main production and for internal consumption, which will reduce fuel consumption.

“Modern technologies make it possible to increase the efficiency of the vessel,” noted Dmitry Sapov, RFC’s Deputy General Director for Fleet Construction. “Winch energy recovery is not the only innovation. Energy-saving technologies are also applied at the fishmeal plant, the installation of which has already begun at the Kapitan Vdovichenko vessel. The unit will operate with steam produced by a boiler using fish oil as fuel and utilizing residual heat from exhaust gases. Thus, we get a closed loop system. The fishmeal plant will provide an increased fishmeal production due to the evaporation of fish broth”.

The installation of a fish processing factory equipment will begin on the lead vessel soon. Preparatory work completed in the workshop: the deck is metallized, pipelines and cable routes are being laid.



Supertrawlers for the RFC are the largest and most technologically saturated Russian fishing vessels. Each new vessel is designed for an annual catch of more than 60 thousand tons of fish, which is 2.5 times higher than the productivity of vessels, which today form the basis of the fishing fleet in the Far East of the Russian Federation.

The features of the new fleet will be significantly increased production capacity, maximum safety, high environmental friendliness and improved working and leisure conditions for crews. The vessels will be equipped with a modern factory capable of deep non-waste processing of the catch into products with high added value, primarily Pollock fillet and surimi.

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