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Hampiðjan – business with Russia

11.07.2022

Hampiðjan wholeheartedly condemns the Russian aggression in Ukraine and its ongoing action in the invasion of a democratic sovereign state.

Guðmundur Gunnarsson decorated with the Order of the Falcon

17.06.2022

Guðmundur Gunnarsson, formerly Head of Development at Hampiðjan, has been decorated by President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson with the Order of the Falcon at a ceremony held at the Presidential residence of Bessastaðir, which took place today, 17th June 2022, Iceland’s National Day.

Starring role at IceFish awards

14.06.2022

Hampiðjan played a central role at the industry awards, a key part of the IceFish exhibition which took place last week in Kópavogur.

Putting the emphasis on Dynice Optical Data netsounder cable

7.06.2022

‘Exhibitions in general, and not least the event taking place here in Iceland, are highly important for Hampiðjan as meeting points, strengthening links with existing customers and establishing contact with new ones.

The Gulltoppur groundfish trawl

30.05.2022

Hampiðjan’s Gulltoppur groundfish trawl is the result of extensive underwater research and development on board trawlers in Iceland that during the 1980s used 105-foot Mars and 90-foot Vestfirðingur trawls.

Hampiðjan’s new environmental director

2.05.2022

Georg Haney has been appointed as the new environmental director at Hampiðjan, and he comes to the company after ten years of working wth fishing gear research at Iceland’s Marine and Freshwater Research Institute.

Keeping up with the twin-riggers

27.04.2022

Síldarvinnslan’s freezer trawler Blængur has recently completed a trip in the Norwegian zone of the Barens Sea, and what attracted interest was that Blængur’s catch rates with its single trawl were not far behind those of the twin-rig trawlers on the same fishing grounds.

New shallow purse seine put through its paces

16.02.2022

‘We started fishing of the Skarður shore and were off Alviðruhamrar when we called it a day and headed back to port. The catch was 1800 tonnes, taken in four shots.

Viðey’s perfectly-tuned Jagger

20.01.2022

When he was ashore just after New Year, we spoke to Kristján E. Gíslason, who skippers Viðey RE-50 opposite Jóhannes Ellert Eiríksson, to ask about the outstanding success they and their crew have achieved as Iceland’s top-catching fresher trawler for 2021, having landed 10,347 tonnes over the year with a catch value of ISK2.1 billion.

Controllable doors from Thyborøn

28.12.2021

Trials carried out with the crew of Danish pelagic vessel Themis S-144 from Skagen in the week before Christmas, confirm that the latest trawl doors from Thyborøn look highly promising.

Pelagic trawling with DynIce Data netsounder cable

9.12.2021

Owners of 110 fishing vessels around the world have bought DynIce sounder cable since 2015.

Versatile T90 Excluder separates pelagic catches

16.11.2021

Danish fishing gear company Cosmos Trawl, part of the Hampiðjan Group, has designed and developed a new selectivity device that looks very promising.

‘This machine is pure genius’

29.09.2021

‘This machine is pure genius. It went like a dream and the surprise was how quickly it was all done,’ said skipper Friðleifur Einarsson of Brim’s fresher trawler Helga María, and he was referring to Hampiðjan’s new mobile wire tensioning unit which is used to spool warps onto winch drums under constant tension.

Hampiðjan achieves ISO 14001 environmental certification

24.09.2021

Over the last few years Hampiðjan has systematically worked on a number of aspects of environmental issues and the basis of this goes back to the company setting out its environmental policy.

Fish move faster down to the codend

15.06.2021

‘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

10.06.2021

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

3.06.2021

Skipper Tómas Kárason of Beitir NK-123

Congratulations to Síldarvinnslan

3.06.2021

Hampiðjan congratulates Síldarvinnslan and the crew of Börkur NK-122

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

21.04.2021

‘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

15.04.2021

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.

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