New trawler could go diesel free for hours with Blueday Technology system

The renovated NordnesGruppen trawler Nordbas will feature an integrated power system that will allow the vessel to go diesel free for hours and run on renewable electricity. The super-efficient vessel will be built at the Kleven shipyard in Norway for NordnesGruppen a Norwegian based owner.

Blueday Technology will provide the power generation and system design, for a new state-of-the-art trawler vessel including deliveries of generator, thruster motors, Power Management System, Integrated Automation System, Energy Management System, Switchboards, Drives, integration of batteries, tank monitoring system and transformers.

“Whoever has the ability has the duty – here we take a considerable responsibility when it comes to reducing our environmental footprint through reuse, energy optimization, quality and utilization of residual raw material” says Tormund Grimstad, General Manager of NordnesGruppen.

After surveying operating profiles and a comprehensive analysis of the energy needs of trawlers -/ spinning reed vessel “Nord eagle”, the replacement vessel “Nordbas” is ready for rebuilding. NordnesGruppen has taken steps to optimize operational energy requirements for different types of fisheries. It’s added put a great deal of effort into developing a very cost-saving fishing vessel, with a lot of focus directed against reuse and reduced environmental footprint. The boat is equipped with both well-established and new technology.

Excellent track record

“Blueday Technology has experience and an excellent track record in advanced power system designs, and we are confident that this latest design will meet our expectations. We also appreciate Blueday’s positive cooperation during the concept development phase of this project,” says Mads Andreassen, Technical Superintendent at Nordnes.

“Blueday Technology shall be leading in the development and delivery of environmentally friendly and energy efficient products and systems for offshore, marine and aquaculture industry. Lost productivity caused by poor performance or failure of a power plant or automation system can significantly reduce our customers revenue and profitability. Our SMART Hybrid Solutions establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy performance, including energy efficiency, use and consumption” says Hans Petter Heggebø, CEO at Blueday Technology.

NordnesGruppen consists of several companies, with 100 employees. The main activity lies in ownership and operation of three wholly owned fishing vessels. The fleet consists of “Nordstar” with licenses for deep sea fishing, “Vollerosa” with licenses for coastal fishing and “Nordbas” (under reconstruction). In addition, the group has its own workshop and finery and is actively involved in recruitment and training. The company has a clear environmental profile and is working to develop further on full utilization of available resources.


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Nordnes Group

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