Bluewild's fishing vessel of Ulstein design under construction.

New milestone for Bluewild trawler

On 22 March, the Norse Group of companies celebrated the completion of the final block in the construction process of the ULSTEIN FX101 designed, factory stern trawler project for Bluewild.

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27 March 2023
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  • Aerial photo from the aft of the first ULSTEIN FX101 design under construction.
    The vessel's new trawl handling system, a part of the ECOFIVE solution, leads the fish into a water-filled catch reception in the vessel below the waterline.
  • The ECOFIVE vessel for Bluewild has received an Innovation award due to a very fuel-efficient propulsion system and a revolutionary solution for taking fish on board.
    This state-of-the-art design from Ulstein Design & Solutions AS has been awarded the Innovation Award 2022. A very fuel-efficient propulsion system and a revolutionary solution for taking fish on board are two of the innovations.
  • Detail photo of the aft part of the Bluewild trawler.
  • The ECOFIVE trawler is the first fishing vessel to implement the X-BOW hull.
    The X-BOW® hull design will contribute to less abrupt movements and will minimise sea on deck.

This state-of-the-art design from Ulstein Design & Solutions AS has been awarded the Innovation Award 2022. A very fuel-efficient propulsion system and a revolutionary solution for taking fish on board are two of the innovations.

The new trawler has an efficient hybrid system with two propellers, combining batteries with diesel-electric and diesel-mechanical propulsion. Through analyses and tank tests, it is expected that this hybrid system, together with the other energy-saving measures on board, will provide at least a 25 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and emissions, compared to a corresponding modern trawler that operates this type of combination fishing. In some operations, the savings can exceed 40 per cent.

The vessel's new trawl handling system, a part of the ECOFIVE solution, leads the fish into a water-filled catch reception in the vessel below the waterline. The catch does not leave the water and is thus not exposed to the same physical stress as when hauling the trawl bag onto the deck above the trawl slip before emptying it into the receiving bins.

Read more about these solutions: Innovation Award to ECOFIVE trawler solution - Ulstein

The vessel will be finalized at Westcon Yards in Ølen, Norway.

All photo usage: Courtesy of Westcon.

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