Kongsberg has been awarded a set of contracts by China’s Nanjing Jinling Shipyard to deliver power and hybrid systems for nine ro-ro vessels ordered by Italy’s Grimaldi Group.
The ships – known as the Grimaldi Green 5th Generation – will be 238m long, with a beam of 34m and a gross tonnage of 64,000 tonnes. The nine vessels will be capable of transporting over 7,800 linear metres of rolling units, or the equivalent of 500 trailers.
The contract scope includes the supply and integration of large battery systems, shaft generators, frequency converters and energy management systems. The deal is valued at $48m in total and includes scope for three additional vessels.
“Our hybrid solutions deliver tangible benefits,” says Stene Førsund, EVP Global Sales & Marketing, Kongsberg Maritime. “Vessels will have zero emissions while in port, reduced overall fuel consumption by utilising our peak shaving technology, while the batteries will be charged at sea by using the shaft generators.”
Vessel deliveries will start in the middle of next year and are expected to be completed by 2022.
“The contract shows that our concepts for hybrid vessels are expanding into new vessel types and positions Kongsberg as a leading provider of hybrid technology in the offshore and marine vessel segments,” Førsund adds.