MFV “Veronica”

Project details

Prepare the vessel to endure more Tropical climates. 

Works completed

  • New Fish hold chilling. 
  • New Geneglase Ice Machine. 
  • Temperature monitoring system. 
  • Man in hold alarm. 
  • Bilge alarm. 
  • Marel Weigh scales. 
  • Sorting Tables.  
  • New non-slip flooring. 

 There were two existing slurry ice machines in place, that weren’t working well. The skipper wanted a flake ice system for use while white fishing. The existing fish hold system was working, but to improve the quality of the fish, a complete upgrade was required. All the existing fish hold evaporators were removed and replaced with a stainless-steel evaporator made from pipe. This increased the duty by double. There was a new Bitzer compressor and condenser fitted as well, all the systems were fully piped wired and commissioned by KER Group. 


We had very limited time in order to get the vessel ready for a contract in West Africa, with one month to prepare and get the vessel ready for the voyage, we understood that A/C was a critical requirement for our crews comfort. We had a number of discussions on the most time efficient way to install the A/C. We decided that it was best to install the cooling battery in line with the fans. This system worked really well, and kept our crew comfortable during the voyage. The other works proved very important as some of the areas on board were reaching up on plus 40 degrees and the additional fans and cooling air was the only way to keep equipment from tripping on thermal overload.  

We are delighted to have utilised KER Group again on yet another project, and they proved once again why they are the experts in keep it cool. 

Eamonn Doherty, Shore Support Engineer for Atlantic Dawn Group.


Client: Atlantic Dawn Group
Location: Killybegs, Ireland