Comata orders Southern Ocean longliner
French fishing company Comata has confirmed the order of a new 62.80 metre freezer longliner from Piriou for fishing toothfish in the Southern Ocean.
Designed by Piriou Ingeneriere and due to be built at Piriouâ€™s Vietnamese shipyard, the new Ile de la Reunion is expected to be delivered by the end of summer 2018.
It will be equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion composed of twin 900kW main propulsion systems allowing more flexibility in energy management, a simplified maintenance and fuel savings. Power is generated by a bank of four 780kWe diesel generators.
Designed to operate in first category tropical zones, especially in the Indian Ocean, as well as in the southern subpolar region up to a latitude under 60Â°S, Ile de la Reunion is ICE 1C classified.
In order to be able to operate in zero discard areas, this latest generation longliner is also equipped with a treatment plant for fishing waste, which is minced and stored in two dedicated tanks with a 95 cubic metre total capacity.
With this order, Comata and the ScapÃªche group reaffirm their confidence in the yard, based on close to twenty years of co-operation, including the construction of three 46 metre trawlers between 2003 and 2005 and the 55.45m longliner Ile de la Reunion built in 2002.
â€˜We are proud and delighted to continue a longstanding collaboration with Comata and the ScapÃªche group,â€™ said Pirou CEO Vincent Faujour.
â€˜With this new last generation longliner, we continue to support our customers in renewing their fleet for toothfish fishing in the EEZs of the French Austral and Antarctic Territories.â€™
Ile de la Reunion will have a 700 cubic metre fishroom refrigerated to -25Â°C, a 95 cubic metre by-product storage capacity and a daily freezing capacity of 4 tonnes per day.
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