NODOSA shipyard will build a new trawler for Orion Fishing
With 85 m-Long, this vessel will be the largest unit commissioned by the shipowner to a shipyard up to date and will be used mainly for fishing and processing Patagonian squid in the Malvinas Islands fishing ground.
NODOSA shipyard has officialised the construction of a new freezer trawler for ORION FISHING COMPANY LTD, a mixed company owned by ARMADORA PEREIRA S.A. from Vigo and the Malvina ARGOS GROUP LTD. Since over 30 years. The historic Shipowner from Vigo thus continues the process of its fishing fleet renewal and modernization; started a few years ago with the construction, by the same shipyard, of the ship "ARGOS CIES" (Award for the most outstanding shipbuilding in 2018 by the College of Maritime and Ocean Engineers)
In this new unit, construction number 306 of the shipyard, the design has been projected and carried out entirely by Nodosa's Technical Office in direct co-operation with Armadora Pereira's team.
With 85 m-Long, this vessel will be the largest unit commissioned by the shipowner to a shipyard up to date and will be used mainly for fishing and processing Patagonian squid in the Malvinas Islands fishing ground. As fundamental design axes of the project, the safety and quality improvement of the crew life on board, respect for the environment and energy efficiency have been prioritized in this new unit. The ship also incorporates various elements on board with the aim of mitigating the incidental mortality of birds and other marine species.
The ship's refrigeration plant will use ammonia as the main refrigerant, thus eliminating the use of fluorinated gases, and, consequently, reducing the environmental impact and damage to the ozone layer. The ship's hull, with an innovative design in its shapes, has been projected to optimize behaviour at sea in harsh weather conditions and reduce fuel consumption. Faithful to its innovative spirit, the ship's processing plant will be equipped with means for freezing and processing different final product formats.
NODOSA, already a benchmark shipyard in the construction of vessels for the South Atlantic fishing ground, plans to deliver this new unit at the end of 2024 so that it can carry out its first fishing campaign at the beginning of the following year.