This project is partially funded by the French agency “Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maitrise de l’Energie - ADEME” in the scope of the research program “Navire du Futur”. Within the scope of this project, a prototype of a new concept of 25m diesel-electric trawler shall be built and then tested at sea during 6 months, in fishing operation.
The partners of the ARPEGE project are: SOCARENAM (Shipyard – in charge of the building of the prototype), Bureau MAURIC (Naval architect, in charge of design and technical coordination of the studies), ENAG (electrician, in charge of the studies and supply of the power plant and electric propulsion), MARINELEC (electronics specialist, in charge of the studies and supply of the power management system), IXBLUE (navigation systems specialist, in charge of the studies and supply of a 3D-sonar developed to detect wrecks or irregularities on the sea bed, with a high risk of hooking the trawl).
Prior to the building of the prototype, significant work has been carried out by well-known naval architect Bureau MAURIC, in close relationship with the Owner Alexis Hagneré, to develop the specifications of this new vessel: Evaluation of the right requirement; proposal and comparison of several layouts; definition and selection of the most relevant equipment, in accordance with the Owner’s needs.
The result of this approach led to retain a highly innovative concept of diesel-electric trawler, particularly focused on four main objectives: Significantly reduce the gasoil consumption and operating cost, increase ship safety, improve quality of life and work conditions on board, and increase the profitability of the vessel:
After validation of the prototype at sea, the aim of the ARPEGE project is to propose a new concept of safer, more profitable and less oil consumer. As soon as the project will be finished it shall provide a new reference for the renewal of the French and European ageing fishing fleet. A new product line fishing trawlers, built in series and based on the ARPEGE prototype, shall be proposed to the fishing market.
ARPEGE is a mass of innovation in order to offer a fishing tool safer, more efficient and more profitable. The complete architecture of the vessel has been reworked from standards (of the profession) to integrate different innovative solutions. The aim was to conceive a polyvalent fishing vessel able to do a demersal trawl, Danish seine or pelagic trawl in order to consider a diversification of fishing activities according to the quotas or rules in effect. Main characteristics: