Turkish shipyard Tersan and Spanish shipbuilder Barreras will build Havila Kystruten’s four coastal cruise vessels.
In addition, Havyard Design & Solutions will deliver the ship design and an extensive equipment package for all of the vessels.
“I am delighted to announce that the last obstacles to the building contracts have now been removed, thereby securing delivery in the third and fourth quarter 2020,” said Havila Kystruten CEO, Arild Myrvoll.
Havyard Group CEO, Geir Johan Bakke, added; “‘This is a record contract for Havyard Design & Solutions that will help to consolidate our position as a world-class maritime technology group with broad expertise in many segments.’
Havyard D&S has been working on the design for some time, and the class drawings have already been completed, which means that the steel cutting will begin before the turn of the year.
Both Havyard Group companies and other Norwegian equipment suppliers will deliver equipment and the contract will have ripple effects in the Norwegian maritime cluster.
Design Manager Arve Helsem Leine of Havyard D&S commented; “The close collaboration between the customer and the companies in the maritime cluster has enabled a design and equipment package to be put together that really delivers on the qualities the customer was looking for.”
With the aid of advanced simulation models, technological innovations and optimal adaptation of the hull and equipment, Havyard D&S has designed a vessel that meets the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications’ requirements by a wide margin. This means that Havila Kystruten’s vessels will make a significant contribution to conserving the environment along the route the ships will sail.
In March this year, the Ministry of Transport and Communications awarded Havila Kystruten the tender for four vessels that will operate between Bergen and Kirkenes. The vessels are scheduled to start sailing in January, 2021, and the contracts have a fixed duration of 10 years. Havila Kystruten is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Havila Holding.