"This is an important contract for us, and it confirms that Kleven can compete internationally in today's market including when it comes to building fishing vessels," said Kleven CEO Ståle Rasmussen. "The fact that a Spanish ship owner comes to Norway to have a vessel built is in itself remarkable."
The stern trawler will be ICE 1A* classed, and operational efficiency, low emissions and comfort and safety for the crew were important design criteria.
To be delivered in February 2018, the vessel is of Rolls-Royce NVC 374 WP design and will be the fourth vessel of this design on the order book at Kleven's Myklebust shipyard joining two ordered by DFFU in Germany and one for CDP Saint-Malo & Euronor in France. In addition, the order book contains two live fish carriers for Norwegian owned Sølvtrans, a trawler for Gitte Henning in Denmark, and an offshore construction vessel for Volstad, based in Ålesund, Norway