Two of Havila Kystruten’s newbuilds - Havila Castor and Havila Capella’s compressors are expected to contribute to energy efficiency. Oslo-based company "TMC Compressors" signed a deal to deliver energy-efficient compressed air systems to Tersan Shipyard (in Yalova, Turkey) where the vessels will be constructed. TMC will supply a complete system which comprises compressors, air dryers, and instruments, to each vessel.
According to TMC’s Europe sales manager Morten Orlien, when operating along the pristine Norwegian coastline, the environmental footprint has to be kept to an absolute minimum. He added their highly energy-efficient compressed air systems, with "low energy consumption and associated emissions to air, therefore fit well with the environmental profile of Havila Kystruten’s vessels.”
The Havila sisterships Castor and Capella will be 122.7 meters long, 22 meters wide and with max capacity 640 passengers each. Both vessels are designed by Havyard Design and will largely exceed Norway's environmental requirements. The newbuilds (on order) will be LNG-powered and with electric batteries.
They will both operate as cruiseferries on the Bergen-Kirkenes route (along Norway's western coastline) with 34 call ports along the regularly-scheduled route. Planned for inauguration in 2021, the ships will operate on a fixed-duration 10-year contract.