Climeon has received an order from Norwegian Havila Voyages to install heat power systems for the company’s four newbuildings.
The order value amounts to about SEK15.4 mill, and delivery is expected to take place in 2021 and 2022.
“We are happy that an established company such as Havila takes the sustainability issue seriously and therefore has decided to recover the waste heat when they build new cruise ships,” said Thomas Öström, Climeon CEO.
“We look forward to working with Havila Voyages and to be part of making travelling along the Norwegian coast more sustainable. Climeon’s technology can reduce the ships’ carbon dioxide emissions and we believe that we have an important role to play in the maritime industry’s green transition,” he added.
“For us, it is important to protect nature, and in this case the Norwegian coastline where our ships will sail. Climeon’s technology is an important piece of the puzzle, as we build the most sustainable cruise ships that will be sailing along the Norwegian coast,” said Arild Myrvoll, Havila Voyages CEO.
Havila is due to take take delivery of four new environmentally friendly cruise ships next year, which will sail along the Norwegian coast.
These ships are part of Havila’s contract with the Norwegian Ministry of Transport for the service between Bergen and Kirkenes. Havila Voyages is owned by the Norwegian business group Havila.
The four ships – ‘Havila Capella’, ‘Havila Castor’, ‘Havila Polaris’ and ‘Havila Pollux’ – are all 124.1 m long, 22 m wide and able to carry 640 pax.
They will be powered by a hybrid LNG and battery system. The battery packs will allow the ships to sail without noise and emissions for up to four hours. The combination of LNG, batteries and other technologies, such as Climeon’s heat power system, will make the vessels the most environmentally friendly cruise ships in service along the Norwegian coast, according to Havila Voyages.
They are currently being built in Tersan in Turkey. Climeon’s systems are to be delivered during 2021 and 2022. The engineering work has already started, and the first two vessels will be prepared for installation during operations upon their delivery from the shipyard.
The last two vessels will have the plant installed before they are delivered from the shipyard.