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Building two new trawlers

Two new trawlers will join Royal Greenlands seagoing fishing fleet in 2019

Follow our building of two new seagoing factory trawlers in Bilbao, Spain.

You are invited...

The decision to build two new seagoing fishing trawlers equipped for the harsh environment in the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans was made back in 2015. Hereafter a long process of designing the vessels and finding the right partners to build it began. And finally in July 2017 the first steel was cut and the very first keel elements were laid out.

The two vessels are being built by Astilleros de Murueta in Bilbao, Spain. We are excited to see the ships rise in the slipway over the next years - and we invite you to follow the building process together with us, here on the site...

Taking the first steps

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In early July 2017 the very first steel was cut and laid out in the slipway, after that the first block was welded in the workshop and by mid August carefully lifted on top...


August 2017

It starts looking like a ship..

Block building

The bottom of the ship is now being built from a enourmous amout of specially designed steelblocks of smaller or larger size

To give the ship the exact form, these big stabilizers are being built place form the steelplates in precisely the right form.

Ships curves taking form

The sides of the ship is now under construction on the forms. The frame ribs are now being monted on the 30 mm thick steel plates in the ice-belt. These enormous thick plates are what makes the vessel "Ice-Class"

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