Havila Polaris and Havila Pollux weigh 6,200 tonnes each and have been moved to the shipyard’s floating dock
Tersan Shipyard in Turkey has launched passenger vessels Havila Polaris and Havila Pollux to its floating dock.
The two ships are the shipyard’s third and fourth new vessels for Havila Voyages, following the completion of Havila Capella and Havila Castor. The new ships were designed by HAV Ship Design and are being built under the supervision of DNV. They will be ready in 2022.
Powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and battery, the vessels will produce low emissions. A statement from the shipyard explains: “Each vessel will have 6500 kWh battery capacity which means they will have the record of highest battery capacity in a vessel so far.”
Havila Polaris and Havila Pollux will have a self-propelled modular transportation system (SPMT), which has been used by Tersan Shipyard on previous vessels.With the vessels now moved into the shipyard’s floating dock, final work is being done, including the installation of piping, cabling and ventilation.
Tersan Shipyard launched the ships alongside Polar Bay, a longliner factory fishing vessel built for Polar LTD from Spain.
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