Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded significant contracts with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard Co China to deliver power and hybrid systems to nine Roll on–Roll off (Ro-Ro) vessels ordered by Italy’s Grimaldi Group.
Kongsberg Maritime will deliver power and hybrid systems to nine Ro-Ro vessels ordered by Italy’s Grimaldi Group Photo: Knud E. Hansen
The contracts, which will introduce new technology into this market segment, are valued at more than NOK 400 million and include an option for three additional vessels increasing the total value to more than NOK 500 million.
“This delivery represents the introduction of new technology into this market segment. The contract shows that our concepts for hybrid vessels are expanding into new vessel types,” said Stene Førsund, EVP global sales & marketing, Kongsberg Maritime.
“Our hybrid solutions deliver tangible benefits. Vessels will have zero emissions while in port and reduced overall fuel consumption by utilising our peak shaving technology, while the batteries will be charged at sea by using the shaft generators.”
When completed, the new vessels will be 238 metres long, with a beam of 34 metres and weigh 64,000 gross tonnes. They will be able to transport over 7,800 linear metres of rolling units, equivalent to about 500 trailers.
The contract includes an option for three additional vessels, with the capacity of 5,800 linear metres of rolling units.
Contract scope for the vessels, which are known as the Grimaldi Green 5th Generation, includes supply and integration of large battery systems, shaft generators, frequency converters and energy management systems.
Deliveries will start mid-2019 and are expected to be completed within 2022.
By Anne-Marie Causer
Source: Maritime Journal