Hydro to deliver aluminium solution for Havila Kystruten cruise ships

Hydro to deliver aluminium solution for Havila Kystruten cruise ships
Havila Kyustruten’s new cruise ships will cruise on a route along the Norwegian coast (Image: Havila Kyustruten)

Aluminium solutions provider Hydro will deliver aluminium extrusions for two of Havila Kystruten’s new cruise ships, after being awarded the contract by Turkish shipbuilder Tersan Shipyards.

Aluminium provides a lightweight alternative to steel, providing an overall weight reduction of approximately 50%. According to Hydro, this reduction helps tackle displacement and draught issues.

“We are pleased to be working with Hydro for the supply of their innovative aluminium products,” said Turgut Özden, deputy shipyard director of Tersan’s shipyard in Yalova, Turkey. “Their know-how brought additional value to the projects while reducing the weight. We trust we will have opportunities to establish a good long-term cooperation.”

Havila Capella and Havila Castor are scheduled for delivery at the end of 2020. They will be able to accommodate up to 640 passengers each on cruises along the Norwegian coast between Bergen and Kirkenes, powered by LNG and batteries. Tersan Shipyards was recently awarded the contract for two further ships of the same design, Havila Pollux and Havila Polaris.

“We are very pleased that we were able to use our innovative design and aluminium shipbuilding knowledge to support what will be among the most environmentally friendly coastal cruise ships in service,” said Chris Moyles, sales director for marine and offshore in Hydro’s extruded solutions business.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
03 March 2020

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