Kongsberg Maritime informs it has been awarded engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contracts worth more than NOK 160 million with the Glasgow based shipbuilder and marine fabricator Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (FMEL) for two new 100-meter ferries for Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL).
The ferries will be dual-fuel vessels so they can operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and marine diesel, and are designed to carry 127 cars or 16 HGVs, or a combination of both and up to 1,000 passengers.
Kongsberg Maritime, together with its wholly owned subsidiary Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME), will execute the project; KME will provide all engineering, procurement and project management while
Kongsberg Maritime will supply a ‘Full Picture’ system delivery.
The contracts include supply and integration of the electrical, telecom and integrated control systems, project management, interface management and engineering services at all stages. Cables, installation and installation materials for the above systems are also included. In addition, a significant technology scope of supply includes switchboards, automation, propulsion control, navigation systems
and radio/satellite communications
. The engineering and construction phase is estimated to be two years.
Egil Haugsdal, President, Kongsberg Maritime, said, “We have put more focus on electrical, instrument and telecom (EIT) packages for merchant vessels. Our tailor-made solutions, with in-house and procured technology provide tangible efficiencies for both yards and owners, and are ideally suited to ferries and RoPax vessels.”