The fishing company Bluewild is expanding its fleet with a new factory trawler designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions AS. Gentle handling of the catch and the lowest possible energy consumption have been important elements in the design development. The trawler will be built at Westcon Yards.

Owned By
Bluewild AS
Built By
Partner yard

Primary Specifications

74 m
16.8 m
Dead weight
2,200 tonnes
Speed (max)
14.5 kn
30 POB

Additional Data

Freezing capacity
100 tonnes/24h
Cargo hold
1200 tonnes/2000m3
Towing force trawling at 2.5 knots
85 tonnes
Towing force trawling at 4 knots
75 tonnes
Note: Specifications may have changed since the original completion date.
Classifications: 1A, SternTrawler, ICEC, ICE1B(HULL, RUDDER), E0, Battery(Safety), CLEAN, BIS, TMON

Ship history

ECOFIVE is a concept for fishing vessels where the goal is to utilise 100 per cent of the catch, minimise quality losses during handling and reduce energy consumption. Bluewild’s next factory trawler will be the first fishing vessel to use ECOFIVE with a newly developed method for taking the catch onboard. The ECOFIVE concept for sustainable fishing - Ulstein

The new trawler will primarily be used for shrimp and whitefish trawling. Ulstein has developed a battery hybrid propulsion solution that is expected to provide large reductions in diesel consumption and emissions. This is solved by improving the efficiency of a wide range of power requirements. Hybrid propulsion system - Can give a boost for future emission reduction in the fishing fleet - Ulstein


2022, February: Contract announcement

2022, August: Innovation Award at Nor-Fishing

2022, October: Industrial Design Company of the Year Award at Industrial Design Conference

2023, March: Completion of the final block

2023, June: Ship of the Year Award at Nor-Shipping

2023, 18 July: Launch ceremony at Norse shipyard