Kongsberg Wins LNG and Battery Propulsion Contract for LNG Powered Cargo Vessel

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  • Kongsberg to supply a Power & Propulsion System for the new LNG powered multi-purpose cargo vessel of design MM85CC LNG.
  • Kongsberg propulsion system features a Bergen gas engine and LNG control and safety system, etc., to enable periods of emission free operation in ports.
  • The new 3,500dwt vessel is currently under construction at Tersan Shipyard, Turkey, for Norwegian ship owner Egil Ulvan Rederi AS. 
  • The power and propulsion system including battery systems and automation chosen to ensure integration with a focus on environmental performance. 

Kongsberg secures LNG and battery propulsion contract for EGIL ULVAN REDERI AS  multi-purpose cargo vessel, says an article published in their website. Kongsberg Maritime will supply a Power & Propulsion System for the new LNG powered multi-purpose cargo vessel of design MM85CC LNG by Multi Maritime.

Features of the propulsion system

The clean and efficient Kongsberg Maritime propulsion system 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.

The new cargo vessel

The 3,500dwt vessel is currently under construction at Tersan Shipyard, Turkey, for Norwegian ship owner Egil Ulvan Rederi AS. 

The new vessel 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.

Focus on environment

Arild Hoff CEO, Egil Ulvan Rederi said that Kongsberg Maritime was chosen to supply the power and propulsion system including battery systems and automation as well as deck equipment. 

He added that this was to ensure integration and 100% utilization of all systems, on what will be the future general cargo/reefer vessel, with a 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.”

A complex and specialised vessel

Bård Bjørløw, EVP Global Sales and Marketing, Kongsberg Maritime, said that the company was 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.

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Source: Kongsberg

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