Havila Kystruten And Kongsberg Sign Long-Term Service Agreement
Havila Kystruten AS and Kongsberg have signed a 10-year “Power-by-the-Hour” service agreement for four new coastal cruise vessels that are currently under construction in Spain and Turkey. The contract value is 150 MNOK.
Power-by-the-Hour was launched in 2017, and was first sold to the cargo operator NorLines. The agreement means that the vessel owners is handing the responsibility for service planning and performance back to the equipment’s supplier, Kongsberg Maritime. The customer pays a fixed charge per hour of operation, per ship. Kongsberg Maritime monitors the equipment aboard each vessel from on shore, collecting data from onboard sensors. Kongsberg’s engineers will be able to connect to the ship and carry out service activities remotely or, if necessary, send out a service engineer to do the job.
From January 2021, Havila Kystruten will operate four passenger ships on the coastal route between Bergen and Kirkenes. The ships will be equipped with a large equipment package from Kongsberg Maritime, including main propulsion thrusters of type Azipull with Permanent Magnet (PM) drive motor, PM tunnel thrusters, and stabilisers. Kongsberg also delivers the ships LNG systems, which include four Rolls-Royce Bergen gas engines.