Fjord1 Orders Five New Ferries from Havyard

Norwegian transportation company Fjord1 has placed an order for construction of five new ferries at Havyard Ship Technology’s shipyard in Leirvik i Sogn.

The ferries, featuring design from Havyard Design & Solutions,  shall be delivered in 2018 and 2019, and the total contract value is in excess of NOK 1 billion (USD 117 million).

 “With these ferries we put to use the opportunities that are within digitalisation and provide both Fjord1 and ourselves with a solid foothold on the future and on the fourth industrial revolution,” Geir Johan Bakke, CEO  of Havyard Group, said.

“And we are now able to deliver a ferry that can operate on battery power during the complete ferry crossing.”

Three of these ferries will operate in the Hareid – Sulesund connection and two in the Magerholm – Sykkylven connection, both crossings in the county of Møre and Romsdal in western Norway. The ferries will be 111 metres long, with a hold capacity of 120 cars each.

“Environmental requirements on these all-electric ferries led us to be extremely thorough in terms of saving energy. As such, we have used the tools we have developed over time and already used within other segments. By utilising these tools, we are able to carry out detailed and reliable calculations with several variations, and now we are being rewarded for having experience in the involvement of design processes connected to strict environmental requirements,” Head of R&D work in Havyard, Kristian Voksøy Steinsvik, commented.

Havyard Ship Technology already has three ferries under construction at the Leirvik shipyard in Sogn, Norway.

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