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Fish move faster down to the codend


‘I’m very happy with the new blue whiting trawl. My feeling is that it fishes better than other gears I’ve tried, and the main reason is that the belly is designed so that fish make their way more quickly down to the codend,’ said Albert Sveinsson, skipper of Brim’s pelagic vessel Víkingur.

Hampiðjan Offshore’s DynIce Warp sets a record


Research vessel Kaimei, operated by Jamstec (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), has set a record by drilling into the seabed at a greater depth than has even been done before.

Considerably better results with this new trawl than with our comparable older gear


Skipper Tómas Kárason of Beitir NK-123

Congratulations to Síldarvinnslan


Hampiðjan congratulates Síldarvinnslan and the crew of Börkur NK-122

Finnur Friði’s DynIce warps last five times longer than steel wire


‘We have been very satisfied with the DynIce warps from Hampiðjan ever since we first had a set in 2007.

Hampiðjan Offshore launches Terra Slings


The first 100% recyclable heavy lift sling for the offshore and onshore construction market.

Hampidjan Offshore are proud to announce the launch of TERRA slings.

Reducing waste and repurposing materials is key in managing the industries impact upon the environment and creating a future proof sustainable business model.

Hampiðjan the Expertise Company 2021


The Association of Business Managers and Economists (FVH) each year holds an event known as the Expertise Day, which is a blend of a conference and an awards ceremony.

Hampiðjan congratulates Samherji


Hampiðjan congratulates Samherji and the crew of the new Vilhelm Thorsteinsson EA-11

First purse seine repair job at Hampiðjan Neskaupstaður


Norwegian pelagic vessel Rav docked in Norðfjörður on Monday last week, with a badly damaged capelin purse seine

Hampidjan Offshore established


Back in 1994, Hampidjan sold its first super-rope to the oil industry, replacing a steel wire on a seismic vessel operated by PGS (Petroleum Geo-Services).

Big fish separator works perfectly


There are Icelanders involved in fisheries all around the world. Most recently the four officers on board factory trawler Gloria have been in touch.

50-year fishing gear adventure


Hampiðjan’s fishing gear development manager Guðmundur Gunnarsson recently retired after a 50-year career with the company during which he has been involved in producing fishing gear and in numerous developments, but there’s no doubt he is best known for designing the Gloría pelagic trawl,

Happy with the catch – happy with the gear


Pelagic vessel Sigurður docked in its home port in the Westman Islands last week for the first time since sailing on 24th July.

Super-strong Rockall blue whiting codend


Fishing companies are already gearing up for blue whiting in the new year. Last year, this fishery began in January, as insufficient capelin had been located to allocate a quota.

Cuxhaven spools tensioned warp onto all three winches


Cuxhaven company DFFU’s factory trawler Cuxhaven NC-100 arrived from Germany on 21st September and docked at the Skarfabakki quayside outside Hampiðjan’s net loft, bringing with it three drums of new trawl warp as deck cargo.

Jagger trawls – the obvious choice


Brim’s fresher trawler Viðey docked in Reykjavík this week with 180 tonnes on board after a five-day trip to Westfjords fishing grounds.

Pandalus trawl and T90 codend prove their worth on offshore shrimp


‘Let’s say that catches have been pretty good since the beginning of July. We’ve been landing 25 to 35 tonnes of shrimp per trip and have mostly been on the back leading eastwards from the Skagafjörður Deeps.

Hampiðjan staff complete annual beach clean-up


The beach clean-up organised by Hampiðjan, the company’s staff association and the Blue Army took place yesterday on the 29th August, with a 50-strong team of the company’s staff and family members joining in the annual event.

Seine nets don’t come smarter than this


‘These seine nets are pure genius, plus there has been heavy fishing all summer,’ said Stefán Egilsson, skipper of Thingeyri seine netter Egill.

Akurey’s seamless switch to twin-rigging


Fresher trawler Akurey has completed its second trip since a refit in which a third trawl winch and an additional set of sweepline winches were installed on board.

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