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Mid-May arrival at Vopnafjördur for HB Grandi’s Venus


The latest addition to HB Grandi’s Icelandic fleet, Venus NS-150, is due to reach its home port of Vopnafjördur in the middle of May.

Thórarinn Sigurbjörnsson who oversaw the vessel’s construction at the Celiktrans Deniz Insaat claimed the sea trials had gone well, with the focus on fine tuning the new ship’s systems.

‘We tested the main engine, the reduction gear and the stern gear, as well as a load test on the shaft generator. In addition, we carried out tests on the thrusters, the steering, the RSW system, the C-Flow vacuum pump discharging systems, plus the navigation and control systems in the wheelhouse,” he said.

“Everything performed as expected. After the sea trials the new ship passed its stability tests easily. The next stage is to go back onto the slipway on the 29th of April for two days and after that we’ll start getting things ready for the delivery trip.”

Venus is the first of five new vessels that HB Grandi is having built at the Celiktrans Deniz Insaat yard, with three wetfish trawlers scheduled to be built as well as the two pelagic vessels.

The first of these, Engey RE, is due to be delivered in the middle of next year.

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