The fishing company Bluewild is expanding its fleet with a new factory trawler designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions AS. Gentle handling of the catch and the lowest possible energy consumption have been important elements in the design development. The trawler will be built at Westcon Yards.

Vessel type




Built by

Westcon Yard



Owned by

Bluewild AS

Designed by

Ulstein Design & Solutions AS

Principal dimensions

73.2 m
16.8 m
Dead weight:
2,200 tonnes
Factory deck:
720 m³
Speed (max):
14.5 kn
30 POB

Note: Subject to selected variant configuration


Freezing capacity:
100 tonnes/24h
Cargo hold:
1200 tonnes/2000m3


  • 1A, Stern Trawler, ICE C, ICE1B(HULL, RUDDER), E0, Battery (Safety), CLEAN, BIS, TMON

Featured solutions

ECOFIVE is a concept for fishing vessels where the goal is to utilise 100 per cent of the catch, minimise quality losses during handling and reduce energy consumption. Bluewild’s next factory trawler will be the first fishing vessel to use ECOFIVE with a newly developed method for taking the catch onboard. The ECOFIVE concept for sustainable fishing - Ulstein

The new trawler will primarily be used for shrimp and whitefish trawling. Ulstein has developed a battery hybrid propulsion solution that is expected to provide large reductions in diesel consumption and emissions. This is solved by improving the efficiency of a wide range of power requirements. Hybrid propulsion system - Can give a boost for future emission reduction in the fishing fleet - Ulstein

Ship history

2022, February: Contract announcement

2022, August: Innovation Award at Nor-Fishing

2022, October: Industrial Design Company of the Year Award at Industrial Design Conference

2023, March: Completion of the final block

2023, June: Ship of the Year Award at Nor-Shipping

2023, 18 July: Launch ceremony at Norse shipyard

Animation: The catch reception system explained.
Animation: The catch reception system explained.

Please contact us for more information

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Rolf Petter Almli

Sales Manager

Tel: +47 901 05 668