Ferri co-operates with Contessi Shipyard in the latest trawler
Prestigious Shipyard Federico Contessi has delivered a new 24-meter-long trawler with fully designed and manufactured fishing equipment by Ferri.
New Antonia D is the 138th hull from Astillero Contessi. It is a compact trawler commissioned by Di Bona family for deep-sea fishing, mainly for red shrimp, although it will also be used for hake fishing. Measuring 24 meters long and 7.8 meters wide, it has been designed as a versatile boat for trawling and mid-water fishing, and will be based in Mar del Plata Port.
The shipowner entrusted Ferri with the design, manufacture and assembly of all the vessel's hydraulic fishing equipment, an ambitious project that had to meet a series of specifications that put the Galician company's engineering team to the test. Ferri equipment consists of two Carral model split fishing winches, two net drums, a lanteon winch, an electric drive, an anchor winch and a gag stopper.
Power and safety
Specifications for this project included the assembly of powerful electric winches, something unusual for a boat of this size. Ferri devised a system equipped with the most modern drive and control technology, with latest generation Danfoss NXP frequency inverters controlled by Siemens PLCs.
Among features of the equipment stand out automatic functions in the operation of the fishing system that allow to control the launching and collection of nets in a safe, simple and intuitive way. In addition, it has an electric braking system that allows control of the rigging without wear of mechanical elements and with great precision, being able to carry out the complete fishing maneuver without the need to disengage the machines. As a complementary system, an emergency mechanism has been foreseen that allows to continue fishing with winches in case of failure of one of the converters without the need to return to port, guaranteeing maximum profitability for each campaign.
Ferri representative attended Antonia D. launching in Argentinian port of Mar del Plata on November 22. The ship is already part of the Di Bona family fleet and of the dossier of boats equipped with Ferri engineering.