Kongsberg Maritime has been selected to supply a large electric winch package for a pelagic trawler purse seiner, currently being built for the Danish company Astrid Fiskeri A/S at Karstensens Skibsvaerft A/S in Denmark. The contract includes delivery and commissioning of a set of powerful fishery and auxiliary winches, together with a large Variable Speed Drive package and the latest version of KONGSBERG’s control and monitoring system. The fishing winches will be fitted with new electric multidrive technology, developed by Kongsberg Maritime specifically for pelagic trawling and purse seining. This includes permanent magnet motors with gears mounted directly to the gearwheel and drum, allowing for direct transition and smoother, more dynamic operations.
The deliveries to Astrid Fiskeri include software solutions for remote access and self-assessment. A self-assessment tool is installed on an iPad and delivered to the vessel’s crew. This helps the crew to be proactive and it can assist in preventing component failure.
The winch package is scheduled for delivery to the yard in Q4 2021, with commissioning during the first half of 2022.