Renewal of the fishing fleet in Iceland is going on and recently a construction contract was signed by four companies at the Norwegian shipbuilding station VARD in Norway.
A total of 7 similar small trawlers will be constructed, all of which are about 29 meters long, which means that they can fish up to 3 miles from land.
Síldarvinnslan in Neskaupstaður gets 2 ships and renews Vestmannaey VE and Bergey VE.
Gjögur at Grenivík and Grindavík receive 2 ships and renews Áskel EA and Vöravör EA.
Skinney Þinganes in Hornafjörður receives 2 ships,
and Akureyrar Útgerðarfélag gets one ship.
all ships will be about 28.95 meters in length and 12 meters wide. The ships will be two main engines with two screws. A new generation of electric games will be on Seaonics orders
will be apartments for 13 people in them and will take about 80 tons of fish, or about 244 tubs , 460 liters each one.
Computer pic of the 8 ships
Computer pic of new ship for Síldarvinnslan
Computer pic of the new ship for Gjögur