Kongsberg Maritime introduced that the Havila Capella at the moment working a brand new 12-day crusing route alongside the Norwegian coast between Bergen and Kirkenes could be utilizing the corporate’s know-how for its motive energy and propulsion. Identical to its three sister ships at the moment underneath building, the Capella has been designed by HAV Design AS and deploys built-in, energy-efficient Kongsberg Maritime options, in keeping with a press launch.
Kongsberg stated that it’s delivering a complete of 16 highly effective Bergen fuel engines to Havila Voyages. These engines apply variable turbo geometry to offer “an optimum response in any respect speeds.”
In accordance with the press launch, Bergen fuel engines are confirmed to provide a gasoline effectivity charge of roughly 50 %. The liquid pure fuel utilized in these engines reduces CO2 by 25 % and NOX by 90 %, on high of which the engines are able to offering as much as 4 hours of zero-emissions working time.
“All instructed, greenhouse fuel emissions from our Bergen fuel engines are round 20 % decrease than these from similarly-rated diesel engines, even once we take the methane slip, the unburned gasoline, into consideration,” stated Ottar Ristesund, the senior vp for gross sales at Kongsberg Maritime. “They’re far cleaner to function, and customers report a discount of as a lot as 10 % in upkeep prices in comparison with diesel engines.”
The Capella’s major propulsion, in the meantime, stems from a KM Azipull-PM (Everlasting Magnet) unit with an L-drive configuration. In accordance with the press launch, the AZP-PM is famous for excellent hydrodynamic effectivity and proffers “the benefit of a compact set up footprint as its motor is housed throughout the mounting flange diameter.”
The KM everlasting magnet know-how used on Havila Capella’s tunnel thrusters “combines space-saving comfort with low-noise, low-vibration and high-performance operation,” in keeping with Kongsberg. The tunnel thrusters’ speedy response instances to full energy improve operability and maneuverability, the corporate stated.
“In the meantime, stays supporting the central shaft are designed to get better among the swirl power generated by the propeller, offering further thrust and enhancing the power effectivity of the boat’s hull,” Kongsberg wrote.
In accordance with the corporate, put on and tear are additionally considerably decreased because the PM thrusters comprise fewer rotational elements.
“Our priorities are intertwined: enabling our clients to benefit from the smoothest, most secure and most awe-inspiring cruises whereas preserving the distinctive marine habitats off Norway’s coasts,” stated Bent Martini, CEO, Havila Krystuten. “We’re grateful to Kongsberg Maritime for offering us with the know-how that enables us to present our passengers an unforgettable, enriching expertise whereas concurrently minimizing environmental impacts.”
“We’re very proud to be carefully concerned in a cruise delivery enterprise which is actually so near house,” added Ristesund. “Furnishing Havila’s vessels with environment friendly, low- and zero-emissions options assist to make sure that this outstanding surroundings might be preserved for others to take pleasure in in generations to return.”