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VARD and Hydroniq Coolers will deliver the marine seawater cooling system to a newbuild stern trawler. The Norwegian fishing company Nergård Havfiske is designing and constructing the new vessel. 

Previously, VARD designed and built two other highly advanced trawlers for Nergård Havfiske in under four years. Also, Hydroniq Coolers supplied the marine cooling system to the two previous vessels. 

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In more detail, the cooling system reduces temperatures in the ship’s engines and other auxiliary systems through the use of seawater. Although, it doesn’t take up valuable engine room space. 

The called Rack system is designed to increase intervals between each clean and reduce cleaning time when cleaning is necessary. Besides, it does not require dry-docking for maintenance. Finally, cleaning as the coolers can be extracted from below the engine room, even while at sea. 

As Magnar Kvalheim, sales manager at Hydroniq Coolers explained the “hull-integrated marine cooling system is a space and energy efficient solution that VARD, Nergård Havfiske, and its crew are familiar with.” 

According to VARD, the vessel focuses on the quality of catch, the safety of the crew, and sustainable operations. Further, it has the most efficient technology to bring the catch ashore with a minimum environmental footprint. 

Hydroniq Coolers will manufacture and assemble the marine cooling system at its headquarters outside Aalesund, Norway, and deliver it to Vard Brattvaag in Norway in 2023. 

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The Norweigan government published in July its Climate Action Plan for 2021–2030. One of the aims is to have lower emissions from more and more of the vessels and trucks that transport fish from fish farms to the markets.

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