The vessel is the largest pelagic trawler in the Danish fishing fleet, and the third vessel with the same name that is owned and operated by the Danish fishing company.
The vessel is designed after specific requirements from the ship owner. In the new design both hull design and solutions on board are improved, with an overall goal to raise the environmental profile by reducing fuel consumption and harmful exhaust emissions. Wärtsilä has also optimized the ship design and propulsion solution to provide the fishing vessel with maximum bollard pull and best possible energy efficiency during trawling operations.
The propulsion equipment package include a Wärtsilä 9L32 main engine with new design, gear, controllable pitch propeller (CPP), HR Nozzle, Wärtsilä 8L26 auxiliary engine, as well as related equipment – including NOx reducers for both engines. The previous Gitte Henning was also designed by Wärtsilä Ship Design, back in 2008.
Gitte Henning S349, pelagic trawler, 2014