The Climeon Heat Power system uses waste heat to generate electricity, reducing fuel consumption (Image: Climeon)
Energy technology company Climeon is to install its Heat Power systems on all four of Havila Kystruten’s new ships, after receiving an order from the cruise line amounting to SEK 15.4 million (US$1.63 million).
Climeon’s Heat Power system takes advantage of wasted heat from exhaust gases, engine cooling water and excess steam to generate electricity, reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
“We look forward to working with Havila Voyages and to be part of making travelling along the Norwegian coast more sustainable,” said Thomas Öström, Climeon CEO. “Climeon’s technology can reduce the ships’ carbon dioxide emissions and we believe that we have an important role to play in the maritime industry’s green transition.”
Havila Kystruten is bringing the new ships into service as part of an agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Transport, which will see the cruise line offering voyages between Bergen and Kirkenes along the Norwegian coast. Havila Capella, Havila Castor, Havila Polaris and Havila Pollux will have capacity for 640 passengers and be powered by a hybrid LNG and battery system. The vessels will be able to operate emission and noise free with battery power for up to four hours.
All four ships are currently under construction at the Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. Climeon’s Heat Power systems are scheduled to be installed onboard Havila Capella and Havila Castor upon their delivery from the shipyard in 2021, followed by Havila Polaris and Havila Pollux in 2022.
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