Slippurinn Akureyri has finalized an agreement with the Norwegian fishing company
Nergård Havfiske, to design, produce and install a processing deck in a new freezer
trawler. The Norwegian shipyard Vard will be building the ship and Slippurinn will supervise
the processing deck with a turnkey solution, along with subcontractors such as
Intech, Marel, Baader and Holmek.
The contract with Nergård Havfiske is the largest single contract that Slippurinn has
made in relation to a vessel´s fish processing deck and it is a great recognition for us
in every way. In recent years we have been expanding on the market for fishing
vessels and land-based processing equipment, and we are very pleased that
Nergård has chosen us for this project,” says Eiríkur S. Jóhannsson, CEO of
Slippurinn in Akureyri.
The new vessel is 80 meters long and 17 meters wide and the processing deck will
have a processing line for both fish and shrimp. It is estimated that the new vessel
will be ready for fishing in February next year.
In the past five years, Slippurinn has delivered six decks in freezer trawlers, most of
these projects for companies connected to Samherji. The great knowledge in fishing
and processing within the Samherji group has strengthened all the solutions
Slippurinn now offers, and these solutions have attracted great attention in the
international fisheries sector. It is fair to mention that in 2017, Slippurinn delivered
processing decks in the freezer trawlers Berlin NC 105 and Cuxhaven NC 100 for
Deutsche Fischfang Union, which have had excellent experience.
Slippurinn has also produced and managed production decks for fresh fish trawlers.
Slippurinn undertook a total solution for processing decks in the fresh fish trawler
Björg EA 7 for Samherji last year, and the catch and the treatment of the fish in the
ship have been first class.
The projects we have been working on in recent years have been very successful.
We have developed our equipment and put more emphasis on offering complete
solutions to our customers than before. This agreement with Nergård and Vard is
therefore a good testimony to the positive developments that have taken place here
and a quality stamp for Slippurinn and our good staff,” says Eiríkur in an interview
with the website.