Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to deliver a hybrid propulsion system to a 70m-long (230ft) stern trawler to be built for Olympic Seafood based in Fosnavåg, Norway. The fishing vessel, which is to be built by Cemre shipyard in Turkey, will be powered by a Rolls-Royce B33:45 diesel engine and a hybrid propulsion system that can deliver both mechanical and diesel-electric power to the vessels Promas integrated rudder and propeller system. A hybrid shaft generator (HSG) will run the propeller and engine at their most efficient point, and a permanent-magnet electric motor will drive the ships deck winches. This is a new and modern generation of trawler, said the vessels owner, Stig Remøy. The planning and design have been conducted under the headline Smarter, Greener and Safer. Low energy consumption and reduced emissions make the concept a perfect fit for our strategy of sustainable ocean harvesting. Rolls-Royce has played a central role in the development of our new ship. Olympics new vessel, which will be of type NVC 370 with a low-resistance hull, is designed for bottom trawling as well as pelagic trawling. It will have a modern factory deck arrangement to handle and freeze both white fish and shrimp and ensure a higher-quality catch. The vessel is expected to be delivered from the yard in 2020.
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