KONGSBERG secures LNG hybrid propulsion contract for new MPV

Malcolm Latarche
Malcolm Latarche
ShipInsight

06 June 2019


A new multipurpose cargo vessel designed by Multi Maritime for Egil Ulvan Rederi. The power and propulsion system from Kongsberg Maritime will help to realise environmental and efficiency improvements while at sea and during port operations

The clean and efficient Kongsberg Maritime propulsion system for the MM85CC LNG design features a Bergen B36:45L6PG gas engine and LNG control and safety system, a Promas controllable pitch propeller and rudder system, together with a battery pack to enable periods of emission free operation in ports and environmentally sensitive areas.

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The 3,500dwt vessel is currently under construction at Tersan Shipyard, Turkey, for Norwegian ship owner Egil Ulvan Rederi. It will trade a roundtrip route serving the Norwegian coast from Østfold to Tromsø and will among others have reefer capacity and capability to discharge feed to fish farms.

Arild Hoff CEO, Egil Ulvan Rederi said, “We have chosen Kongsberg Maritime to supply the power and propulsion system including battery systems and automation as well as deck equipment. This is to ensure integration and 100% utilisation of all systems, on what will be the future general cargo/reefer vessel, with focus on environmental performance. We have great confidence in Kongsberg Maritime to support the company's goal of being the leading supplier in the maritime transport along the Norwegian coast.”

Bård Bjørløw, EVP Global Sales and Marketing, Kongsberg Maritime, said, “We’re delighted to once again be working with Tersan Shipyard, to deliver a complex and specialised vessel that combines the environmental benefits of LNG and battery propulsion. This latest addition to the Egil Ulvan Rederi fleet will be a highly capable vessel that demonstrates the owner’s commitment to flexible and efficient operation with a high regard for the environment.”

The Kongsberg Maritime scope of supply also includes twin tunnel thrusters, steering gear, and deck machinery. The electrical system includes Hybrid Shaft Generator, SAVe Cube DC switchboard and the SAVe Energy system for energy storage. The system is designed to regenerate energy during crane operations.

The vessel is due to be delivered to the Trondheim-based owner, in late 2020.