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Royal Greenland A/S places order for two new oceangoing trawlers


Royal Greenland has just placed an order for two new trawlers at the Spanish shipyard Astilleros de Murueta in Bilbao, where the trawlers also will be built.

The two new trawlers will replace M/tr Sisimiut and M/tr Qaqqatsiaq, who are both to be sold upon arrival of the new vessels.

The new trawlers have been designed in cooperation with designers from Skibsteknisk in Aalesund, Norway, who have wast experience in trawlerdesign for fishing in arctic waters.

Both vessels are to be delivered in 2019 with a 6 month interval, delivering one during the first few months and one mid-year. Both new vessels will be just above 82 meters long and respectively 17 and 18 meters wide. The vessels will have a combined function; one will fish for Atlantic cod and Greenland halibut, the other for prawns and Greenland halibut.

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