VS 6206 Krill fishing factory vessel

VS 6206 Krill fishing factory vessel

The world’s biggest and most modern krill fishing factory vessel is to be designed by Wärtsilä. The vessel will operate in the pristine waters of the Antarctic, a World Heritage site, and the Wärtsilä design provides an appropriately sustainable environmental solution.

The contract, which was signed in December 2015, has been placed by Shanghai based Hansail Marine & Offshore Design and will feature Wärtsilä’s VS 6206 FT design. The vessel is to be built for Jiangsu Sunline Deep Sea Fisheries Co, based in China. Wärtsilä’s extensive experience in designing highly efficient fishing vessels was an important factor in the award of this contract. The design incorporates innovative fishing and fish processing technologies that allow krill fishing to be carried out, not only with conventional net trawling, but also using continuous pumping, a new development that improves the quality of the fish. 

This new series of vessels represents a new generation of krill fishing solutions and we are grateful to Wärtsilä for producing a design that fully meets our needs. For fishing in the harsh and sensitive waters of the Antarctic, the ship’s design must be reliable, safe and environmentally sound. We believe that Wärtsilä has succeeded in all these areas.

- Mr Wang Zhi, owner of Jiangsu Sunline Deep Sea Fisheries Co. Ltd.

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With more than 40 years of experience and in excess of 4000 vessels built to its designs, Wärtsilä Ship Design has extensive know-how and expertise that is backed by a truly global footprint. The company’s impressive reference list includes more than 250 fishing vessels already built, as well as some of the most advanced LNG powered ships. The emphasis with all Wärtsilä ship designs is to achieve innovative, cost effective, and environmentally compliant solutions that are specifically tailored to the intended operating profile of the vessel.

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