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Thursday, August 26, 2021 

Brunvoll says that it continues to consolidate its position as a preferred partner for propulsion and manoeuvring systems for the fishing fleet, following orders for six fishing vessel newbuildings for Norwegian, Swedish and Scottish shipowners, to be delivered over the next two years from Denmark's Karstensens Skibsvrft.

Kent Damgaard, Karstensens Skibsværft, said: "Karstensens Skibsværft are very satisfied with the collaboration with Brunvoll. We believe that Brunvoll has a good product, which also satisfies our common clients. It is therefore obvious to Karstensens Skibsværft to continue with Brunvoll, as more or less the exclusive supplier of thruster systems."

Arne Tennøy, Sales Manager Fishery and Aquaculture, Brunvoll, added: "Our products and systems are well adapted to requirements in modern ship designs. Karstensens design emphasises reduced emissions and a green operating profile in their vessels. This corresponds very well with Brunvoll’s systems designed for optimum efficiency and low energy consumption.“

Brunvoll considers its retractable azimuth thruster is well suited to fishing. Since 2004 when the purse seiner/trawler Libas was the first fishing vessel to install Brunvoll’s retractable azimuth thruster, several other fishing vessels have experienced the benefits. Especially high interest from pelagic trawlers and the longliners, and now also the Danish seine and bottom trawl vessels have shown increasing interest. 

“Efficiency and reduced emissions are important for the fishing industry, and Hybrid Propulsion Systems often in combination with a two-speed gearbox, have proven to give significant energy savings. Brunvoll has long experience in designing hybrid propulsion systems optimised for the operation profile of the vessel," said Tennøy.

The pictured Gollenes will be equipped with a Brunvoll hybrid propulsion system. In addition to these six contracts, Brunvoll says it has two more signed contracts awaiting confirmation.

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