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Delighted with the H-Toppur trawl, says Blængur’s skipper

16.10.2017

New netting from Hampiðjan aimed at the market for trawl gear offers a host of advantages, and reports from trawler skippers who have been testing the new Advant netting have been positive.

HAMPIÐJAN’S FLUME TANK TRIP TO HIRTSHALS 28TH OF NOVEMBER TO 2ND OF DECEMBER 2017

5.10.2017

Hampiðjan’s annual visit to the flume tank at the North Sea Center in Hirtshals to present the company’s fishing gear will take place from the 28th to the 2nd of December.

Hampiðjan sends fishing company Útgerðarfélag Akureyringa hf congratulations

26.08.2017

Hampiðjan would like to send fishing company Útgerðarfélag Akureyringa and the crew of Kaldbakur EA-1 congratulations

Hampiðjan sends fishing company Samherji congratulations

11.08.2017

Hampiðjan would like to send fishing company Samherji and the crew of Björgúlfur EA-312 congratulations

Delighted with the new mackerel gear

8.08.2017

‘We’re on the way to Greenland,’ said Jón Axelsson, skipper of pelagic vessel Álsey VE-2 after landing 450 tonnes of large, top-quality mackerel in Thórshöfn last week.

Mekhanik Kovtun’s outstanding results with 1760XW Gloria and new T90 codend

31.07.2017

Hampiðjan technical adviser Sæmundur Árnason has spent three weeks at sea on board catcher-processor Mekhanik Kovtun to keep a close eye on the gear during the trawler’s first trip with a new set of gear for targeting mackerel.

Skipper joins Hampiðjan team

27.07.2017

Trawler skipper Sæmundur Árnason has joined Hampiðjan’s fishing gear division.

Married with three children, Sæmundur comes from Ólafsfjörður and has many years of experience as skipper and mate of trawlers, which has given him a great deal of insight into the use of both demersal and pelagic trawl gear.

Better selectivity with four-panel T90 codend

14.07.2017

Tank tests

The ongoing co-operation between the Institute of Marine Research, HB Grandi and Hampiðjan into the effectiveness of T90 codends  rigged on QuickLines continued this spring. A codend in shrimp mesh sizes was assessed in the flume tank in Canada in association with the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Outstanding DynIce Warps

24.03.2017

This weeks marks exactly ten years since trawler Vestmannaey was rigged with DynIce Warps to replace conventional steel wire warps. Skipper Birgir Thór Sverrisson says that the experience of using these warps has been outstandingly good, and while he remains in command, there is no chance that these will be switched for wire again.

Full trip – and no gear on board

8.03.2017

Greenlandic pelagic vessel Qavak is now on its fourth trip on fishing grounds off Snæfellsnes. Its crew of fourteen is partly Icelandic, including skipper Gylfi Viðar Guðmundsson, who is one of the owners of Huginn VE-55 and skipper opposite  Guðmundur Huginn Guðmundsson.

Purse seining is best

3.03.2017

Pelagic vessel Heimaey is now on its way to fishing grounds off Reykjanes  after discharging 2000 tonnes of capelin at Thórshöfn yesterday and today.

T90 codend boosts catch values

24.02.2017

‘We were the first to try this codend out for Hampiðjan and it worked so well that we have used only T90 codends for mackerel and herring fishing over the last few years,’ said Albert Sveinsson, skipper of HB Grandi’s pelagic vessel Víkingur.

Hampiðjan opens Murmansk office

3.02.2017

Hampiðjan has now opened a sales office in Murmansk, with Sergei Kiselev appointed to manage sales of fishing gear from Hampiðjan and other companies within the group to Russian fishing companies, as well as handling servicing.

DKK217 million in ten months

18.01.2017

Danish pelagic vessel Ruth docked in the Faroes at the end of last week with 2600 tonnes of mackerel valued at DKK20 million on  board.

Innovations presented during the annual tank trip

22.12.2016

‘This trip went very well, as always,’ said Hampiðjan’s sales and marketing director Haraldur Árnason as the company’s twenty-fifth annual visit to the North Sea Centre’s flume tank in Hirtshals came to an end earlier this month.

Christmas greetings

22.12.2016

Hampidjan would like to wish its customers and staff around the world best wishes for a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.

DYNICE ROPES FOR ANTI TORSION AND STANDING RIGGING

6.12.2016

Colligo Marine is a big believer in using Hampidjan’s Dyneema products in the recreational marine industry. For over ten years now we have been using Dyneema for standing rigging and, more recently, for torsional cables. We have developed a complete line of hardware designed specifically for Hampidjan’s Dynice Dux and Furl cables.

Purse seine hotel booked up ten years ahead

22.11.2016

A new 800 square metre purse seine hotel was opened a few days ago by Cosmos Trawl, Hampiðjan’s Danish daughter company.

Revolutionary new product – DynIce Power Warps

9.11.2016

Over the last few years Hampiðjan has been continuing the development of its DynIce Warps by incorporating electric cables into the company’s new Power Warps.

A decade’s fantastic experience of DynIce Warps:

22.09.2016

It’s ten years this month since Guðmundur Huginn Guðmundsson, skipper of Huginn VE 55, took delivery of 2 x 730 metres of 36mm DynIce Warps and tried them out fishing on the surface for mackerel and herring.

Warps spooled perfectly – for the first time ever

26.08.2016

‘This is a vital piece of equipment and I don’t understand how we managed before,’ said Jón Valgeirsson, skipper of Westmann Islands trawler Bergey VE 544.

‘We’ve taken new warps on board hundreds of time before, but this is the first time they have been spooled exactly right onto the drums. It makes a huge difference and everything has worked perfectly.’

Westman Islands netloft expansion underway

17.08.2016

Hampiðjan’s Westmann Islands branch opened in March this year and began trading in April, with everything required for maintaining fishing gear, as well as a product range that includes lifting equipment, protective gear and survival suits.

Westman Islands net loft ready this summer

17.08.2016

There has been rapid progress on this since Danish crew arrived in the Islands and started erecting the steel frame of the building.

Grading live juveniles out while towing

1.07.2016

Trawl trials on redfish with a T90 codend supplied by Fjardanet in Akureyri, which is part of the Hampidjan Group, have already produced promising  results. The codend appears to filter out small redfish in significant amounts and the results look to be similar to those obtained by the Marine Research Institute to separate out small cod while trawling off western Iceland.

New 3072 metre Gloria trawl works like a dream on dispersed redfish

16.06.2016

The skipper reports that the new 3072 metre Gloria redfish trawl works like a dream, especially on dispersed fish, and he was fishing better than others in the same area.

DynIce® Winch Warp, the steel-like fibre rope

27.05.2016

There is a constant demand for lightweight, cost-effective solutions in the offshore oil and gas sector, according to  Davíd Waage, sales and marketing director at Hampidjan’s offshore and seismic division.

‘There’s a relentless pursuit of opportunities in deeper water and being able to mobilise sophisticated, lightweight equipment is crucial in deployment and recovery operations in the offshore oil and gas field.

Successful 2016 Brussels show

19.05.2016

Hampiðjan’s staff have been working through the many enquiries they received during the company’s attendance at the International Seafood Exposition in Brussels from 26th to 28th of April. According to sales and marketing director Haraldur Árnason, it was a good exhibition and taking part in it was a worthwhile exercise that met all of their expectations.

Trawl technology innovation from Hampidjan daughter company

4.05.2016

New pelagic vessel Ruth HG-264 was delivered recently to owners Rederiet Ruth in Hirtshals, Denmark. The purser-trawler is 87.80 metres overall with a 16.60 metre beam and was built at the Karstensens Shipyard in Skagen, the first of its kind completed with three winches to tow twin trawl gear.

Hampiðjan netloft opens in the Westmann Islands

11.03.2016

Earlier this month work began at Hampidjan’s new net loft in the Westmann Islands. The workshop is located at Kleifar 6, and the building also includes a shop. At present the building has a 400 square metre floor space, but once this coming summer’s expansion has been concluded, it will expand to 1100 square metres.

HAMPIÐJAN’S FLUME TANK TRIP TO HIRTSHALS 6-9th DECEMBER 2016

4.03.2016

Hampiðjan’s annual visit to the flume tank at the North Sea Center in Hirtshals to present the company’s fishing gear will take place from the 6th to the 9th of December.

Hampidjan to exhibit at Boston

4.03.2016

Hampidjan is taking part in the Seafood Expo North America and Seafood Processing North America event taking place in Boston from the 6th to 8th of March, where we will be presenting our activities and products.

Record trip for Tai An

1.02.2016

Sigurgeir Pétursson, skipper of factory trawler Tai An, has another successful trip behind him in the Southern Ocean after docking last week at Ushuaia, Argentina’s most southerly port after 56 days at sea. The ungutted catch weight for the trip was 7100 tonnes.

Congratulations on the new Beitir NK-123

12.01.2016

The day before Christmas Eve saw the arrival of a magnificent new vessel as an addition to the Síldarvinnslan fleet as the new Beitir NK-123 arrived at its new home port in Neskaupstadur. Beitir was open to the public on Sunday 27th of December.

Víkingur AK-100, HB Grandi’s new pelagic vessel

6.01.2016

‘HB Grandi’s magnificent new pelagic vessel, Víkingur, which docked in Iceland before Christmas, has everything that Hampidjan can offer on board,’ said Hampidjan’s sales and marketing director Haraldur Árnason.

More than 70 guests for Hampidjan flume tank trip

22.12.2015

‘We had an unusually large group this time  with around 70 guests from ten countries. It’s clear that there is plenty of interest in Hampidjan’s products and the trip was highly successful,’

Even sizes and better quality

8.12.2015

According to research carried out by fishery scientist Haraldur Einarsson into the selectivity of T90 codends rigged using Hampidjan’s Quicklines, the advantages are considerable when compared to conventional two-panel codends.

No doubt about DynIce warps

19.11.2015

‘We have used Hampidjan’s DynIce warps since 2009 and I can say that we have more experience than anyone in using these. It has been conclusively shown that these warps are a better option in financial terms than wire, and that’s just one of the advantages,’

A feast in the codend

5.11.2015

We can say that the crew of Sturlaugur H Bödvarsson were rewarded with a feast on board recently when Hampidjan’s fishing gear development manager Gudmundur Gunnarsson paid them a visit before the trawler sailed from Reykjavík, bringing with him a buffet of cakes for the crew.

Hampidjan’s flume tank trip, 9th-11th December 2015

30.10.2015

Hampidjan will be running its customary annual trip to the flume tank at the North Sea Centre in Hirtshals between the 9th and 11th of December. This has been a high point of the Hampidjan calendar for many years.

Successful Danfish exhibition in Aalborg

19.10.2015

‘We’re very satisfied with the exhibition, and as far as I’m concerned, this has been the best one yet. An estimated 14,000 people attended this year and a quarter of those came from other countries.

Hampidjan selected to the First North 25 stock index

16.10.2015

Proud to announce that Hampidjan has been selected as the only Icelandic representative in the new First North 25 stock index. Ideal opportunity for a quick photo of the....

DynIce Data video online

6.10.2015

A new video is now online that clearly demonstrates the advantages of using DynIce Data sounder cable compared to conventional steel cable.

Innovations on show at Danfish

2.10.2015

Hampidjan partner companies Cosmos Trawl and Nordsø Trawl are both among participants in this year’s Danfish International fisheries exhibition taking place in Aalborg, presenting their services and a number of Hampidjan’s innovations.

DynIce Warps video now online

24.09.2015

A video is now available showing in an informal and clear way just where the advantages of DynIce Warps lie in comparison to

Mekhanik S Agapov’s success with Gloria HS1600

16.09.2015

Mekhanik S Agapov, the magnificent new pelagic vessel owned by Russian fishing company Robinzon, has shown some outstanding results recently fishing for mackerel in international waters with a new Gloría HS1600 trawl from Hampidjan.

New Nordsø Trawl net loft in Thyborøn

28.08.2015

A magnificent new net loft has been built at Thyborøn in Denmark and was formally opened last week with guests invited to see look over the new building.

New Gloria 1760-4 Wide attracting attention

20.08.2015

Hampidjan’s new design Gloria pelagic trawls have been successfully catching mackerel. The latest version is the 1760-4 Wide and this was used by four pelagic vessels last year.

Thyborøn’s adjustable doors

6.08.2015

A new type of trawl door from Thyborøn in Denmark is now in use in Iceland and Greenland.

Hampidjan’s new recruits

29.07.2015

Einar Skaftason and Guðbjartur Thórarinsson have recently joined Hampidjan in management roles.

Venus NS-150 – The most advanced fishing gear from Hampidjan

23.07.2015

HB Grandi’s new multi-role pelagic vessel, Venus, has been fitted out with the most advanced fishing gear technology we have to offer at Hampidjan,’ said Haraldur Árnason, the company’s sales and marketing director.

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