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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 

Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard and Spain’s HJ Barreras will each build two coastal passenger vessels for Norway’s Havila Kystruten. All four vessels will be designed by Havyard Design & Solutions, which will also deliver and an extensive equipment package to the yards.

Havila’s contract is with the Norwegian Ministry of Transport which has specified the for the Bergen – Kirkenes coastal route. The vessels are scheduled for delivery towards the end of 2020.

Havyard Group CEO Geir Johan Bakke said the contract is a milestone for the group. “This is a record contract for Havyard Design & Solutions that will help to consolidate our position as a world-class maritime technology group with broad expertise in many segments.”

Havyard Design & Solutions has been working on the design for some time, and the steel class drawings have already been completed, which means that the steel cutting will take place before the turn of the year.

Both Havyard Group companies and other Norwegian equipment suppliers will deliver equipment for the package, and the contract is expected to create ripple effects in the Norwegian maritime cluster.

Design Manager Arve Helsem Leine said: “The close collaboration between the customer and the companies in the maritime cluster has enabled a design and equipment package to be put together that really delivers on the qualities the customer was looking for.”

CEO of Havila Kystruten Arild Myrvoll said: “‘I am delighted to announce that the last obstacles to the building contracts have now been removed, thereby securing delivery in the third and fourth quarter 2020.”

With the aid of advanced simulation models, technological innovations and optimal adaptation of the hull and equipment, Havyard has designed a vessel that meets the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ requirements by a wide margin. This means that Havila Kystruten’s vessels will make a significant contribution to conserving the environment along the route the ships will sail.



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