World’s first hybrid cruise ship completes sea trials

2019-03-02T18:59:20+00:00 March 2nd, 2019|Ships|

Hurtigruten’s expedition cruise ship, ‘Roald Amundsen’ is nearing completion at Kleven Yard at Ulsteinvik.

Last weekend, she completed her first sea trials along the west coast of Norway.

With Norwegian fjords as the scene of the trials, ‘Roald Amundsen’s’ green technology was put to test in the waters off Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.

”I am very pleased with the results of the sea trial. The Kleven employees, along with our sub-contractors, have done a great job leading up to the successful sea trial,” Kleven CEO, Olav Nakken said after the expedition ship returned to the yard last Monday morning.

Custom built for some of the most extreme waters in the world, ‘Roald Amundsen’ is currently undergoing final outfitting alongside her sister ship ‘ Fridtjof Nansen’ at Ulsteinvik.

The hybrid powered expedition cruise ships, accommodating 530 guests, feature green technology, such as battery packs and specially designed ice-strengthened hulls.

“With several sustainable innovations and this being a highly technical complicated ship, it is important for us to verify that all systems work as planned,” project director Asbjørn Vattøy at Kleven said – adding that the yard is in a hectic period as the on board interior is about to be completed.

After delivery this spring, ’Roald Amundsen’s’ maiden season includes expedition cruises along the Norwegian coast,
A third hybrid powered expedition vessel will be added to the fleet in 2021.