London - Rolls-Royce Marine said it has signed a contract with Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors, Louisiana, for the development of a 100 meter long fishing boat, a trawler, to be built for the Seattle based company Arctic Storm Management Group, LLC.
In addition to being the largest fishing vessel contract to date for Rolls-Royce, with a value of about 17 million euros, it also is the first Rolls-Royce fishing vessel to be built in the United States.
The 100 meters long vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2021, and it will have a beam of 21 meters. The new trawler is a Rolls-Royce NVC 336 WP design arranged for pelagic trawl operation in the North Pacific waters catching wild Alaska Pollock and cod fish. In addition to the design, Rolls-Royce will deliver an integrated package of advanced ship technology and equipment to the vessel.
Doug Christensen, CEO of Arctic Storm Management Group, said: “This will be the largest and most advanced fishing vessel ever to be built in the US. The fact that both the design and the supply and integration of the comprehensive equipment package is provided from, and coordinated by, Rolls-Royce is a key enabler for us.”