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  • 2021 May 20 14:54

    Deck equipment installed on the lead supertrawler for the RFC in St. Petersburg

    On the lead supertrawler Kapitan Vdovichenko from a series of vessels that are being built for the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) at the Admiralty Shipyards (St. Petersburg), the installation of fishing and cargo deck equipment has been completed, according to RFC's release.

    In the near future, the main engine will be launched, the installation of the fish meal plant is also nearing completion, and the fish processing plant will be installed in early summer.

    As previously reported, energy-saving innovations have been applied to the equipment of the new vessels. The trawl complex includes electric wire rope winches that allow energy recovery and redirecting it to the needs of the main production and for general vessel consumption, which will reduce fuel consumption.

    The fish meal plant will use steam produced by a boiler using fish oil as fuel and utilizing the residual heat of the exhaust gases. In addition, fish meal plant will provide an increased flour yield due to the additional process of protein recovery from the press liquid. In order to ensure careful handling of biological resources, a catch weighing system has been installed, that makes it possible to measure the volume of fish caught, which excludes its dumping into the sea and thus serves to preserve the population.   

    About Russian Fishery Company  

    RFC is one of the largest producers of Pollock globally. The company is among the three leading Russian producers of wild white fish. The main harvested species are Pollock and Pacific Нerring. RFC is engaged in fishing in the far Eastern fisheries basin. The Company’s large fishing vessels are well suited to work in all fishing areas and under all climate conditions. They are equipped with modern fishing and processing equipment from leading international suppliers that enables the vessels to harvest different types of seafood. Strategic goals of the Company involve increasing the output of high value-added products due to fleet modernization, building of new facilities. RFC is building a new fleet of supertrawlers. Each trawler 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 that are today the basis of the fishing fleet in the Russian Far East. The first of 11 supertrawlers to be built for the RFC was handed over to the company in 2020.




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