Norwegian harvester Ervik Havfiske expects the first of its three new autoliners to be in service by October or November this year, according to CEO Stig Ervik.
The company inked a deal with a Russian shipyard for one autoliners in June. The 48-meter vessel is now being fitted with H&G equipment in Norway.
Mustad will be supplying the fishing equipment for the vessel.
All three vessels are expected to be delivered within the next 18 months. Total cost for the vessels is around NOK 500 million (€53.2 million/$58.4 million), Ervik said.