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                           Lágmúli 5 - 108 Reykjavík, Iceland                               +354 540 0500
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Welcome to Skipatækni.

Skipatækni ehf. is a leading concern in Iceland within the fields of naval architecture and marine engineering. The company has played a part in the development of the Icelandic fishing fleet since the advent of stern trawling in Icelandic fisheries.  

Skipatækni ehf. was founded in 1974 and is thus Iceland's oldest company in its field. The expertise of a highly experienced staff and advanced computer technology provide a powerful combination for the efficient completion of complicated tasks in a competitive market.

Skipatækni ehf. is a leading concern in Iceland within the fields of naval architecture and marine engineering. The company has played a part in the development of the Icelandic fishing fleet since the advent of stern trawling in Icelandic fisheries.  

 

Skipatækni ehf. was founded in 1974 and is thus Iceland's oldest company in its field. The expertise of a highly experienced staff and advanced computer technology provide a powerful combination for the efficient completion of complicated tasks in a competitive market.

 

Skipatækni ehf. provides a comprehensive service embracing consultancy, design of newbuilding, supervision of new construction and conversions of existing vessels. The company also prepares tender specifications for newbuilding and conversions, assesses bids and assists in the making of contracts with shipyards.

Skipatækni ehf. is well briefed in new developments and client requirements. New designs are developed to the most stringent requirements of owner and crew, resulting in an optimum solution in terms of catch handling and working conditions.

Skipatækni ehf. has experience in the design of a wide range of vessel types, ranging from small tugs and drilling barges to passenger ferries, from purse seiners and fresh-fish trawlers to large factory freezer trawlers.

 


 

Vessel conversions and improvements - an investment for the future.
In recent years, the renewal of the Icelandic fishing fleet has mainly occurred through conversions and updating of existing vessels rather than through newbuilding. Examples of such developments are lengthening of existing vessels and renewals and updating of equipment.

 

Skipatækni ehf. has acquired a wealth of experience in this field, and conversion projects of various types have been a considerable part of the company’s activities, including design, tender specifications, contracts and supervision.

On-board processing lines.
Among other things, Skipatækni ehf. has developed an expertise in the design of on-board catch handling systems for fishing vessels. These include processing lines for round fish, pelagic species and shrimp in factory freezer vessels as well as gutting systems for fresh-fish vessels. Lines have been designed for both existing vessels and newbuilding.

 


 

 

Computers and modern technology.  Skipatækni ehf. utilizes an advanced computer system in all its design work. CAD has replaced manual draughting in naval architectural and machine drawings and all calculation work is performed by computer. The company applies specialized software in the preparation of line plans and associated computations as well as for general stability work.

 

 


 

Ship repairs and maintenance.
In recent years there has been an increasing tendency on the part of vessel owners to put general repair and maintenance work out for tender. Skipatækni has prepared a large number of tender specifications for such projects comprising regular docking and refit work. Particular emphasis is placed on standardized specification forms and efficient preparation work, resulting in lower repair costs and shorter completion times.

 


 

 

On-board fish-meal plants.
It is likely that in the future, processing vessels will increasingly be required not to waste fish offal. One of the possible ways of fully utilizing fish offal is the installation of on-board fish-meal plants. Skipatækni has closely followed new developments in this field and is able to offer vessel owners guidance on the selection and use of such plants.

 


 

RSW and ice-cooled fish tanks - fresher catches.
Where stringent demands are made for the freshness of the fish landed, refrigerated or ice-cooled sea water tanks provide a suitable solution. Such tanks have been utilized for a number of years internationally, and Skipatækni has designed vessels fitted with RSW tanks for overseas shipyards. RSW and ice-cooled sea-water tanks offer promising possibilities for vessels catching capelin, herring and mackerel.