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KONGSBERG secures LNG and battery propulsion contract for new Egil Ulvan Rederi AS multi-purpose cargo vessel

Press release   •   Jun 05, 2019 10:00 BST

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

Kongsberg, Norway, 5th June 2019 – Kongsberg Maritime will supply a Power & Propulsion System for a new LNG powered multi-purpose cargo vessel of design MM85CC LNG by Multi Maritime.

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 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.

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% utilization 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.

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For further information, please contact:

Gunvor Hatling Midtbø, VP Communication

Kongsberg Maritime

Tel: +47 9921 4209

gunvor.hatling.midtbo@km.kongsberg.com

Saul Trewern

Saltwater Stone

Tel: +44 (0)1202 669244

s.trewern@saltwater-stone.com

About Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime is a global marine technology company providing innovative and reliable ‘Full Picture’ technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, cruise, subsea and naval. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, Kongsberg Maritime has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 34 countries.

Kongsberg Maritime solutions cover all aspects of marine automation, safety, manoeuvring, navigation, and dynamic positioning as well as energy management, deck handling and propulsion systems, and ship design services. Subsea solutions include single and multibeam echo sounders, sonars, AUV and USV, underwater navigation and communication systems.

Training courses at locations globally, LNG solutions, information management, position reference systems and technology for seismic and drilling operations are also part of the company’s diverse technology portfolio. Additionally, Kongsberg Maritime provides services within EIT (Electro, Instrument & Telecom) engineering and system integration, on an EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) basis.

Kongsberg Maritime is part of Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG), an international, knowledge-based group that celebrated 200 years in business during 2014. KONGSBERG supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, and the defence and aerospace industries.

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