On January 15th 2015 a ceremony of keel laying was held at the premises of Nauta Shiprepair Yard in Gdańsk. Following the old shipbuilding tradition, the lucky coins were placed under a keelblock of the ship.
The vessel "Don Ole" is being built for Fitjar Mekaniske Verksted AS. It will be over 60 meters in length and over 12 meters in breadth. The vessel is design as single driven vessel, outfitted for purse seining with loading at catch midship starboard side. The catch to be pumped on board by fish pump to water/fish separator on deck and stored refrigerated in 9 RSW tanks. The unit shall be propelled by one engine connected to the propeller via shafting and two-speed reduction gearbox. Engine output approx. 3000 kW at 750 rpm.
The electric power plant shall consist of two diesel generator sets, one shaft generator and one harbour/emergency diesel generator. The vessel’s speed is calculated to approx. 16 knots in ballast condition, at max ME rating The ship shall be built to Det Norske Veritas' rules and regulations.
Keel laying ceremony is a proud milestone in the vessel’s construction. The ceremony has traditionally invited good luck in the construction process of the ship and continued good luck throughout the life of the vessel. In recent time is second keel laying ceremony in Nauta Shiprepair Yard. A week ago lucky coins were welded under the keel of research vessel which is ordered by University of Gothenburg. The orderbook of the Nauta’s New builds Department includes construction of various types of vessels – - both fishing trawlers, as well as research vessels and special support ships, so as SOV (Service Operations Vessel). In this way, Nauta is building a diverse range of products and have the opportunity to work with clients from different branches of the maritime economy - says Krzysztof Juchniewicz, CEO Nauta Shiprepair Yard.