Hurtigruten Orders Another Hybrid Cruise Ship

Expedition shipImage Courtesy: Hurtigruten

Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten has ordered another hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship from compatriot shipbuilder Kleven.

The duo has signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of Hurtigruten’s third such vessel.

As informed, the newbuilding is scheduled for delivery in Q2 2021.

Hurtigruten has two 15,000-ton hybrid-powered vessels, MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen, on order at Kleven. The new ship’s design, construction, engineering and technology will be based on the two ships currently under construction, according to Kleven.

The new vessel, accommodating 530 passengers, will be custom built for some of the most extreme conditions on the planet, with specially designed, ice-strengthened hull. Among the green features are substantially larger battery packs to make expedition voyages even more sustainable.

The Hurtigruten-Kleven agreement is subject to certain contingencies, which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.

Earlier this year, Hurtigruten became a majority shareholder of Kleven. In June, Hurtigruten explained that the move would provide the company with the space needed to focus on constructing new ships and to prepare Kleven for future growth.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Eastern Mediterranean Offshore Conference and Exhibition (EMC) 2020

EMC 2020 conference will arm delegates with technical and commercial knowledge to capitalise…

read more >

2nd GREENTECH IN SHIPPING GLOBAL FORUM

Forum you will find out from the regulators, government bodies and major ports’ representatives what the near…

read more >

Belgian Offshore Days 2020

During this event, a conference will be held with focus on “Increasing value by data driven innovation…

read more >

7th Annual Arctic Exchange

Every year the Exchange invites delegates from across the globe to come together to listen to key senior management teams…

read more >