Lead KSP01 crab catcher launched at Kransnoe Sormovo Shipyard in Nizhny Novgorod

  • 2022 год

On July 15, Vaigach, the first of five Project KSP01 crab-processing vessels built for the North West Fishing Consortium, was launched at Kransnoe Sormovo Shipyard.

An official launching ceremony was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister, Denis Manturov, Chairman of USC Board of Directors, Georgy Poltavchenko, USC CEO, Aleskey Rakhmanov, Governor of Nizhny Novgorod Region, Gleb Nikitin, CEO of Kransnoe Sormovo Shipyard, Mikhail Pershin. Deputy Director General of Economics of the North West Fishing Consortium, Maria Shalygina, became a godmother of the new vessel.

Crab catcher Vaigach is the first vessel of this kind to be built domestically. One of its special features is that the vessel will become a floating factory – the catch will be boiled, packaged and frozen directly on board. Until now, such vessels were never built in Russia, but were bought and built only abroad.

Series of Sormovo vessels is built under the Quotas Under The Keel federal program: an investor receives fishing quotas and in return builds vessels in Russia.

Remaining outfitting work will be completed later this year. Mooring trials will take place at Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard in Nizhny Novgorod, then the crab catcher will be transported to Vyborg Shipyard in the Leningrad Region.

Marine Technics supplied a large set of equipment for this vessel:

  • Crab processing plant
  • Production facilities
  • Thrusters
  • Steering gear
  • Oily water separator
  • Pump set
  • Ejector units
  • UV water disinfection plant
  • Valve set
  • Waste water treatment unit
  • Ballast water treatment unit
  • Vacuum distillation plant
  • Heat exchangers
  • Compactor

Project KSP01 technical specifications

Project KSP01 is a full-cycle crab-processing vessel for fishery of different species of crab at depths from 20 to 400 m and production of frozen products at sea. The vessel’s equipment is designed to catch and process up to 60 tons of Kamchatka crab per day.

  • Length overall — 61.90 m;
  • Beam — 15 m;
  • Draft — 6.40 m;
  • Live crab tanks — 60 m3;
  • Freezer cargo hold — 1000 m3;
  • Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS) Class: KM Ice3, AUT1, PMS, TMS, BWM(T) (REF) Fishing Vessel;

Operating areas: North Atlantic, including the Barents Sea, Norwegian Sea, Greenland Sea and Arctic seas.

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