Kongsberg has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards for the delivery of a fully integrated Kongsberg Maritime solution for the 155 m mega yacht Innovation on order at the Damen Mangalia shipyard in Romania for entrepreneur Atle Brynestad’s SeaDream Yacht Club (see earlier story).
Valued at more than NOK 190 million (about $22 million), it will be Kongsberg’s most extensive “full picture” delivery for an expedition cruise ship. It encompasses the supply and integration of propulsion equipment including the new ELegance azimuth pod system, 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 IMO’s2020 emission rules and regulations. An energy consumption and analysis system based on Kongsberg’s digital platform will provide tools for detailed monitoring and energy optimization.
“Both Damen and SeaDream are synonymous with peerless quality, attention to detail and environmentally-conscious principles,” says Egil Haugsdal, President, Kongsberg Maritime. “The full picture portfolio offers the most diverse mix of technology, engineering and digital solutions. When applied to an integrated delivery for the Innovation, it will enable highly efficient operations regardless of location and conditions. “
“With Kongsberg Maritime’s expertise in energy management systems and fuel-saving technology,” he 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.”