• 2018 September 26 16:29

    Knud E. Hansen creates entirely new design for the ocean factory trawler

    An entirely new design for the ocean factory trawler sector has been released by a Faroe Islands team – updating a classic layout that has remained unchanged for decades, KNUD E. HANSEN said in its press release.

    Ocean factory trawlers have grown larger in size and capacity over the years. However, there has been little innovation in recent designs and constructions.

    The classic stern trawler layout – commonly known as the Norwegian design – originates to a great extent from the Faroese stern trawlers built in Norway. “If you have sailed one, you have sailed them all,” explains Marni Olsen, who with Thormund Johannesen, a fellow master mariner and senior naval architect at the Faroe Islands consultancy Knud E. Hansen, has now come up with a fresh approach to the layout of the ocean factory trawler. “Our evaluation of the original design, construction and technology led us to conclude that improvements could be made – and were needed.”

    Trawlers need large towing power and therefore the engines and propellers have been getting bigger to improve efficiency. As the trawler draught sets a limit for the size of the propeller, trawlers are often designed with a stern trim. This can have an adverse effect on propulsion and create slamming.

    “What we have seen over recent years – and what our clients operating in the North Atlantic have noted – is the fact that there have been very few changes or improvements in the design of ocean factory trawlers for decades,”says Olsen. “We therefore set ourselves a course to rethink and improve many aspects of the ocean trawler. “The aim of this new design, therefore, is to set new standardsfor the next generation of ocean factory trawlers and encourage the seeking out of innovation in all solutions and adaptations of newtechnologies to the long-provenconcept of stern trawlers.”

    The new design from the team at Knud E. Hansen has created a complete rethink of all the main features, construction and components of the ocean trawler.

    “Having the cargo hold and engine room kept separated on the lower decks in the full length of the vessel generates changes of the entire layout, explains Olsen. “Having a linear arrangement on these decks opens up new options for the functionality, workflow and use of space throughout the entire vessel.

    “The design doesn’t have traditional seawater ballast tanks. “Instead, it features a ballast keel that – apart from the solid weight – can also hold 150 tonnes of flow-through seawater ballast. “The twin slow-rotating electrically driven propellers double the propeller disc area compared to a single propeller design, which generates high torque and greater efficiency.

    “Having the engine room laid out on one deck in full length of the ship significantly improves the practical working conditions for the ocean factory trawler engineer. “The extension of the engine room to the full length of the ship allows us to move the casings for exhaust and ventilation forward, resulting in a better working area on the trawl-deck aft.”

    The deck area in the cargo hold is twice the size of the deck area in a traditional trawler layout. “This helps to give a practical working height comparable to the height inside a refrigerated container – improving practical working conditions and safety during fishery and when unloading,” says Olsen.

    “The increased working areas aft on the trawl-deck allowed us to improve the design of the equipment and the handling of fishing gear. The traditional gallows and outhauls are replaced with a single hydraulic A-frame on top of the lifted deck.

    “From this position it can, due to the opening in the upper deck over the trawl slip, cover the area from behind the stern to the aft end of the trawl lanes. “Accommodation quarters are all placed forward on Decks 4, 5 and 6. On Deck 4 there are twenty cabins, and on Deck 5 and 6 there are six cabins on each deck.

    “The crew live in single berth 15m2 cabins, which include a toilet, with the officer’s cabins being somewhat bigger. “The accommodation quarters, cabins, corridors and stairwells are all arranged so that the starboard crew on watch never needs to disturb port crew off duty – and vice versa.”

2018 October 15

18:23 MOL joins hands with partners to launch FOCUS project
17:59 Moscow to host a conference on construction of LNG-powered and LNG bunker ships on October 24
17:46 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian newbuilds contracts
17:05 Klaveness Combination Carriers AS registered on NOTC
16:56 Tall ships arrive at Port of Ipswich as part of 'Race of the Classics'
16:37 Coast Guard ends search after plane crash victims bodies are located
16:20 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers 8,140 DWT Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
16:04 DNV GL leads consortium to update Carbon Trust Floating LiDAR Roadmap
15:34 East Mediterranean projects take steps towards adoption of alternative fuels
15:04 NYK approves Japan Climate Action Summit declaration
14:51 Wärtsilä LNG solutions featured on environmentally advanced cruise ship
14:35 Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Georgia, South Carolina
14:17 Andrey Shunin appointed as General Director of Caspian Energy Management
13:28 Cooperation for sustainable shipping in the Mediterranean
12:41 ACL christens its newest G4 vessel, the Atlantic Sun
12:13 Kongsberg Digital and KPMG launch new complete cybersecurity partnership for the maritime industry
11:55 Nevsky Shipyard took part in Offshore Marintec Russia
11:19 ABS leads industry discussion on digitization, safety and compliance
11:12 New shipping route links Gdansk and Scandinavia
10:51 Port of Gdansk considered as transport hub for Slovakia
10:29 Brent Crude futures price up 1.21% to $81.4, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.04% to $72.08
10:10 Tuco Marine Group to build a multipurpose first responder boat for Hovedstadens Beredskab I/S
09:53 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,579 points
09:34 Gazprom and Shell discuss next steps in Baltic LNG project
09:15 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in 9M'18 up 8.4% Y-o-Y to 11.38 million tonnes (table)
08:07 PIL terminates all calls to Iran due to US sanctions
07:06 ChainPORT hackathon held for the first time simultaneously in the ports of Antwerp and Los Angeles
06:16 Vinalines posts profit of US$900,000 in the first nine months of 2018

2018 October 14

09:19 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
09:17 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
09:16 Port of Corpus Christi moves record tonnage in first nine months of 2018
09:12 Port of New Orleans receives Excellence Award for Master Plan

2018 October 13

09:06 OOCL fleet moves forward to meet IMO 2020 regulation
09:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
08:56 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian new build contracts
08:54 Panama Canal sets record annual cargo tonnage in fiscal year 2018

2018 October 12

18:07 Port of Antwerp on track for sixth record year
17:36 Strengthening of Kaliningrad seaway canal's embankment included in Russia’s territorial development strategy through 2025
17:08 Stena Bulk in partnership with Bay Crest Management for expansion in Asia
16:04 Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of work at DP World Berbera in Somaliland
15:52 LNG Croatia invited bids for import LNG terminal infrastructure
15:35 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company continues expanding its operations in international waters
15:03 Maersk Line announces an increase in FAK rates from Far East to North Europe
14:47 Minister Berner: Finland strives to reduce emissions from shipping
14:03 CMA CGM to introduce new quarterly BAF for long term contracts from 1st of January 2019
13:44 LUKOIL commissions fifth well at Filanovsky field second stage
13:21 Ocean Network Express enters bilateral feeder network cooperation with Hapag - Lloyd
13:10 MOL consolidation service succeeds with trial of remote container tracking management device
12:28 Germany furthers support to WMU with Simulator Lab refurbishment
12:05 Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group in China and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to establish a shipbuilding joint venture
11:47 BPO pays a visit to the Port of Ust-Luga
11:26 Rosterminalugol exported 16 million tonnes of coal YTD
11:05 Grimaldi further boosts its freight services to Sardinia
10:54 Bunker prices continue going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:50 Port of Gothenburg starts construction of new terminal
10:30 Brent Crude futures price up 1.2% to $81.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.18% to $71.81
10:11 De Boer holds naming ceremony for Damen RSD WID Tug 2915 Hybrid Fregate and ASD Tug 2310 SD Papillon
10:09 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,515 points
09:58 Damen signs for another three years as founding partner of the Nederlands Dans Theater
09:51 Fuel oil prices show no significant changes in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)