TMC to fit compressors on Havila’s coastal cruise ferries

2019-07-14T19:39:36+00:00 July 14th, 2019|Technology|

Oslo-based TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) is to deliver marine compressed air systems to two new cruise vessels Tersan Shipyard is building for Norwegian shipowner, Havila Kystruten.  

TMC’s will deliver a complete marine compressed air system consisting of energy efficient instrument air compressors and air dryers, to each of the two newbuild cruise ships – ‘Havila Capella’ and ‘Havila Castor’.

The equipment will be delivered to Tersan Shipyard in Yalova, Turkey.

Havila Kystruten’s cruise ferries will operate the historic coastal voyage between Bergen and Kirkenes along the western coastline of Norway, stopping at 34 ports along the route.

The vessels are scheduled to start sailing in early 2021, and the contracts have a fixed duration of 10 years.

The two vessels are 122.7 m long, 22 m wide and will be able to carry 640 passengers,  powered by LNG and batteries.

“When operating along the pristine Norwegian coastline, you want to keep your environmental footprint to an absolute minimum. Our highly energy efficient compressed air systems, with their low energy consumption and associated emissions to air, therefor fit well with the environmental profile of Havila Kystruten’s vessels,” claimed Morten Orlien, TMC’s European sales manager.

The two cruise vessels were designed Havyard Design & Solutions, which had earlier said that through the aid of advanced simulation models, technological innovations and optimal adaptation of the hull and equipment, the vessels will meet the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications’ environmental requirements by a wide margin.