Valued at more than NOK 190 million, KONGSBERG’s most extensive ‘Full Picture’ delivery for an expedition cruise ship, Innovation, also encompasses the supply and integration of propulsion equipment including the new ELegance azimuth pod system, Rolls-Royce Bergen engines, stabilizers, bridge and automation systems, accompanied by a comprehensive electrical, navigation and hybrid technology package. Delivery is expected to be accomplished in the second quarter of 2020, with the engineering and construction phases taking an estimated two years to complete.
The ship will be fully compliant with the IMO’s forthcoming 2020 emission rules and regulations. An energy consumption and analysis system based on KONGSBERG’s digital platform will provide tools for detailed monitoring and energy optimisation.
“With Kongsberg Maritime’s expertise in energy management systems and fuel-saving technology,” Haugsdal continues, “this delivery not only raises the bar for sustainability in the cruise sector, but also represents a positive strategic step as our first expedition cruise contract with full scope for Kongsberg Maritime.”