Under the contract, the marine technology company will be responsible for providing advanced vessel design and equipment for the two CSOVs, which will be constructed at India’s Cochin Shipyard.
Kongsberg Maritime stated that the equipment package will include the supply of a complete hybrid propulsion system that drives permanent magnet azimuth thrusters.
It will also cover instruments, ship monitoring systems, deck machinery, next-generation ship automation, bridge consoles, and power electrical systems.
The equipment is expected to provide significant environmental and operational benefits, such as conducting port operations without using diesel engines.
The vessels will be constructed using the technology company’s UT 5519 HL design, which has been upgraded to offer more safety and operability while maintaining seakeeping properties and minimising fuel usage.
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They will be designed to sail efficiently and safely in any condition with the ‘lowest possible’ environmental footprint.
Kongsberg Maritime renewable energy segment Ship Design sales director Per Ståle Nykrem said: “This contract marks Kongsberg Maritime’s strong position in the Offshore Wind market, and joins the series of contracts already awarded in this segment.
“Our new UT 5519 HL design, and the comprehensive equipment package we have devised for these vessels, demonstrates how much thought and effort we devote to facilitating and encouraging sustainable marine operations.”
The two new CSOVs are scheduled to be delivered in 2025.
Last month, Kongsberg Maritime won a contract for the electrification and automation of new ferries from Holland Shipyards Group.