Havila Kystruten and KONGSBERG signs long-term service agreement
Havila Kystruten AS and KONGSBERG have signed a ten year long “Power-by-the-Hour” service agreement for four new coastal cruise vessels that is currently under construction.The contract value is 150 MNOK, the company said in its release.
Power-by-the-Hour was launched in 2017, and was first sold to the cargo operator NorLines the same year. 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.
The agreement also covers planned maintenance, while day-to-day maintenance aboard ship will be carried out by the shipping company itself.
From January 2021, Havila Kystruten will operate four passenger ships on the coastal route between the cities of Bergen in south western, and Kirkenes in northern, Norway. 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.
KONGSBERG is an international, knowledge-based group delivering high technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence and aerospace. KONGSBERG has close to 11,000 employees located in 40 countries.