Significant investment in the Ocean Dawn

Approval has been granted for a significant investment in the Ocean Dawn.

 

Bought by Sealord in 2013, the funds will cover a number of major upgrades, as well as the costs of the vessel's five-year class renewal survey and associated works.

 

Much of the additional upgrade work will be completed alongside Sealord's wharf in Nelson. It will involve a reconfiguration of part of the factory, refurbishment of the accommodation, a new seabird mitigation device, and upgrades to the bridge with the installation of new fish finding and sounding equipment.

Approval has been granted for a significant investment in the Ocean Dawn.

 

Bought by Sealord in 2013, the funds will cover a number of major upgrades, as well as the costs of the vessel's five-year class renewal survey and associated works.

 

Much of the additional upgrade work will be completed alongside Sealord's wharf in Nelson. It will involve a reconfiguration of part of the factory, refurbishment of the accommodation, a new seabird mitigation device, and upgrades to the bridge with the installation of new fish finding and sounding equipment.

 

"This will make the Ocean Dawn even more efficient at finding, targeting and differentiating fish species," says Fleet Harvest Manager Scott Gillanders, who together with Marine Engineering Superintendent Tony Kuyk, and Capital and Engineering Manager Adrian McGillan, will manage the entire project.

 

"Exciting new technology is being developed in this area and we want to ensure Ocean Dawn has it and is future-proofed by installing the underwater equipment to enable this.

 

"In the factory, the upgrade will focus on the fish-receiving and sorting area as this greatly effects the quality of the fish delivered to the fillet machines. The reconfiguration has been designed according to an ergonomic assessment to enable improved work positions."

 

In addition, the fishmeal plant is to be totally rebuilt. This is a huge task since it's located in the centre of the vessel and is to be removed entirely after dismantling and temporary removal of the surrounding bulkhead. Major work will then be undertaken before it's replaced on-board.

 

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