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HB Grandi Signs Contract for Three Wetfish Trawlers

Charlotte Rowney
03 September 2014, at 1:00am

ICELAND - HB Grandi has signed an agreement for the construction of three new wetfish trawlers.

The contracts amount to €43.950.000, or close to ISK 6.8 billion. The plan is that the first ship will be delivered in May 2016, the second later in the year 2016 and the third in the spring of 2017.

The new ships will replace three current wetfish trawlers,  RE Ásbjörn, N Ottó . RE Þorláksson and H Sturlaugur. AK Böðvarsson.

The new ships will be more economical, catch handling and utilisation of the fish will be better, more operational security and lower fuel and maintenance costs.

The Turkish ship building company Celictrans Deniz Ltd. Sti., Tuzla will manage the costruction.

The company is currently also building two pelagic ships for HB Grandi.