On 1st August 2018 Norled has announced the contract for the construction of two Double Ended Diesel Electric Hybrid ferries based on the LMG 120-DEH design to be built at Remontowa Shipyard. These two sister ships comes in addition to the two first units for which the shipbuilding contract was signed in July.
The ferries will be built according to the innovative LMG 120-DEH design developed by LMG Marin who will deliver the complete Class documentation. The design LMG 120-DEH features many energy efficient solutions including general use of heat recovery, full LED lighting, highly efficiency electric power transmission, demand-dependent HVAC system, low resistance hull design and weight optimized construction.
The LMG 120-DEH design (with registered design protection) is also characterized by an innovative vehicle deck and accommodation arrangement that allows for fast and safe vehicle loading, significant energy savings and improved safety for crew and passengers.
These two sister ships will operate on the Mannheller-Fodnes connection and, as compared to the two first ones intended for the Festøya-Solavågen connection, will feature two modifications. Since the Mannheller-Fodnes route is shorter, the capacity of the battery pack will be reduced by approx. 20%. At the same time, the vessels will be certified to carry more passengers with the maximum being 395 persons.
Once all four LMG 120-DEH ferries are delivered, the number of LMG Marin designed ferries in the modern Norled fleet will amount a total 10 units. This new contract is also another chapter in the fruitful cooperation between LMG Marin and Remontowa Shipbuilding with a total of 18 ferries based on LMG Marin design that have been built by Remontowa Shipbuilding over the last decade.
Source: LMG Marin