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Kongsberg awarded EPCI contracts for two dual-fuel ferries

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Kongsberg Maritime has announced that it has been awarded engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contracts by Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd (FMEL) – a shipbuilder and marine fabricator based in Glasgow, Scotland. The contracts are valued at over NOK160 million, and cover the deliveries of two new LNG dual-fuel ferries for Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL).

Both ferries will be 100 m long and able to carry over 127 cars or 16 heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), or a combination of both, and up to 1000 passengers.

Kongsberg Maritime’s wholly owned subsidiary, Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME), will execute the project, providing all of the engineering, procurement and project management. Kongsberg Maritime, meanwhile, will provide a ‘Full Picture’ system delivery.

The contracts cover both the supply and integration of the electrical, telecom and integrated control systems, project management, interface management and engineering services at all stages of the project. In addition to this, cables, installation and installation materials for all of these systems are also covered by the contract. Furthermore, a technology scope of supply includes switchboards, automation, propulsion control, navigation systems, and radio/satellite communications. Kongsberg estimates that the engineering and construction stage will take two years.

The President of Kongsberg Maritime, Egil Haugsdal, said: “We have put more focus on electrical, instrument and telecom (EIT) packages for merchant vessels. Our tailor made solutions, with in-house and procured technology provide tangible efficiencies for both yards and owners, and are ideally suited to ferries and RoPax vessels.”

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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