Wärtsilä Ship Design enables unique capabilities for new factory fishing trawler

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release 26 October 2018 at 12:00 UTC+2
  • Fishing trawler ship design

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the ship design for a state-of-the-art factory fishing trawler. The vessel will be unique in having the combined capabilities of twin trawling for many different fish species, having both conventional winching as well as pumping systems for bringing the catch onboard, and being able to process fish from other vessels. The ship is to be built in Kaliningrad at the Yantar shipyard for RK named after V.I. Lenin (RK Lenina), the owner. The order with Wärtsilä was placed through its Russian entity Wärtsilä Vostok LLC and was booked in October 2018.

The 121 metres long vessel will feature a unique bow design that has undergone testing following computerised fluid dynamic calculations and simulations. The design offers enhanced performance. The ship will be part of the Russian Government’s investment programme for fleet renewal. Under a separate agreement, Wärtsilä has developed a concept that will enable the owner to apply for an extended quota for fishing in Far East waters. The ship will have more than 5000 cubic metres of storage capacity.

“Wärtsilä has a very successful track record in designing highly efficient and sustainable fishing vessels, and an impressive reference list to back it up. We have worked closely with the yard and owner to deliver a very extensive design package that meets the specific operational requirements,” says Dmitry Firsov, Managing Director of Wärtsilä Vostok.

“We have had positive collaboration with Wärtsilä during the concept development phase of the project, and we appreciate their support and technical know-how in designing this very modern fishing vessel. It demonstrates innovative thinking and will help in upgrading fishing methods, processing and logistics,” says Sergey B. Tarusov, Chairman of RK Lenina.

“Agreement has been reached between all parties as a result of our negotiations. This project represents one of the most significant developments for the Russian Federation’s fishing fleet,” says Ilya Panteleev, Head of Marketing at the yard.

The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2023 and will operate in Russia’s Asian fishing grounds in the Okhots Sea.

While this is the first ship design project that Wärtsilä has carried out for the Yantar shipyard, the company has supplied equipment for numerous vessels built at the yard.

Image caption: The specially designed unique bow design of the trawler enhances efficiency. The 121 metres long factory trawler will also be capable of processing fish from other vessels.

Media contacts:

Mr Dmitry Firsov
Managing Director
Wärtsilä Vostok LLC
Tel: +7 812 4483248
Mob: +7 812 9673424


Mr Ove Wilhelmsen
Managing Director
Wärtsilä Ship Design Norway
Tel: +47 911 61 345


Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
General Manager, Positioning, Marine Solutions Marketing
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 709 1439


Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.