ARALFUTUR PROJECT Energy efficiency of deep sea trawlers for South Atlantic fisheries

This project is focused on the optimization of deep sea stern trawlers, to offer an advanced and variable technological answer on four basic questions about the competitiveness of the freezer trawlers fleet: energy optimization (by increasing the hydrodynamic efficiency of the ship, developing new and more efficient systems and equipment and establishing procedures to be integrated into the ship’s design), on board activities fishing & processing optimization, safety and ergonomics in the ship.

The aim is to aproach the whole design from different points of view to present a new concept of tomorrow’s trawler fleet.