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Kongsberg awarded EPCI contract for LNG-fuelled RoPax ferry

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Kongsberg Maritime has announced that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for an integrated vessel solution with Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) – a Siem Group subsidiary.

Kongsberg claims that this is the second RoPax contract that it has been awarded at FSG. The contract is valued at approximately €20 million, and covers engineering, procurement and project management, maritime technology deliveries and installation on an LNG-fuelled RoPax ferry for Brittany Ferries Ltd. Kongsberg claims that the integrated project will be carried out by its Solutions department.

The Honfleur ferry will have an overall length of 187.40 m, a beam of 31 m, a gross tonnage of 42 400 GT, a cargo capacity of 2200 lane metres, and an additional dedicated car deck for 300 cars. The vessel will also feature 255 passenger cabins, as well as a number of restaurants, bars and lounges on two decks, with a total capacity of 1800 passengers and crew.

Kongsberg Maritime claims that its project delivery and sophisticated automation and control technology will support Honfleur’s design to allow for optimum fuel consumption, whilst meeting both current and future environmental regulations.

In the statement, the company claims that the contract includes supply and integration of the LNG fuel gas supply system (FGSS), electrical, telecom and integrated control systems, project management, interface management and engineering services at all stages. In addition to this, a significant technology scope of technology includes the following: shaft generators; switchboards; automation systems; emergency shutdown system (ESD); rudder control; navigation systems; radio/satellite external and internal communication systems; and entertainment and information systems.

Kongsberg claims that the engineering and construction stage is expected to take two years.

The President of Kongsberg Maritime, Egil Haugsdal, said: “In today’s market we are very pleased that we can secure and supply a tailor made electrical, instrument and telecom (EIT) solution for the yard and owner with a large scope of both in-house and procured technology.

"This is our third contract in Germany with a full EPC scope. As a major shipbuilding nation, Germany is seen as a strategic area for Kongsberg Maritime as we turn our focus to new markets."

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