Kongsberg wins EPCI contract for LNG-fuelled ropax newbuilding

2017-09-14T18:22:48+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Technology|

Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract for a ropax being built by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), a subsidiary of Siem Group.

This is the second ropax contract that Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded at FSG. The ‘Full Picture’ contract, valued at about €20 mill, covers engineering, procurement and project management, maritime technology deliveries and installation on a LNG-fuelled ropax for Brittany Ferries. The integrated project will be executed by Kongsberg Maritime’s solutions department.

The 42,400 gt LNG ropax, which will be named ‘Honfleur’, will have an overall length of 187.40 m and a 31 m beam, with a cargo capacity of 2,200 lane meters, and an additional dedicated car deck for 300 cars. It will be equipped with 255 pax cabins and several restaurants, bars and lounges on two decks, for a total capacity of 1,800 pax and crew.

Kongsberg Maritime’s project delivery and automation and control technology will support the vessel’s design to enable optimal fuel consumption, while meeting current and known future environmental regulations.

The contract includes supply and integration of the LNG fuel gas supply system (FGSS), electrical, telecoms and integrated control systems, project management, interface management and engineering services at all stages. Cables, installation and installation materials for the above systems are also included.

In addition, the scope of supply includes; shaft generators, switchboards, automation systems, emergency shut down system (ESD), rudder control, navigation systems, radio/satellite external & internal communication systems, and entertainment & information systems. The engineering and construction phase is estimated to take two years.

“This is the third recent ‘Full Picture’ contract in Germany based on our extensive EPC offering, reflecting the added value that our integration strategy brings to shipowners,” said Stene Førsund, EVP Global Sales and Marketing, Kongsberg Maritime. “The project is a great example of Kongsberg’s deep integration between maritime technology and power systems, which introduces tangible efficiencies during delivery, installation and engineering while optimising day-to-day vessel and fleet operations.”