Brunvoll equipment orders focus on hybrid

‘Hordagut’ the new live fish carrier for Hordalaks AS Norway. Illustration: Heimli Design AS, Norway ‘Hordagut’ the new live fish carrier for Hordalaks AS Norway. Illustration: Heimli Design AS, Norway
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Brunvoll has won two large equipment packages for a live fish carrier vessel and another plug-in hybrid system for a whale watching and sightseeing vessel.

The first contract is for a complete propulsion, manoeuvring and control system for Fitjar Mekaniske Verksted AS and will equip a live fish carrier owned by Hordalaks AS of Norway.

“Brunvoll is proud to be the selected supplier for Hordalaks’ live fish carrier, with a system that satisfies the shipowner’s requirements to modern, efficient and flexible operation of the vessel,” said Roar Slotsvik, EVP sales & marketing of Brunvoll Group.

The scope of delivery consists of a gear and cp propeller plant with nozzle, tunnel thrusters and complete control system.

Hordagut’s propulsion system will be an efficient diesel-electric configuration, driven by two electric motors. It’s also battery installation ready meaning the vessel can be further equipped with a hybrid energy system.

Delivery from Brunvoll will take place by the third quarter of 2019.

Plug-in hybrid

The second contract will see Brunvoll Mar-El supply a complete plug-in hybrid system to the innovative Brim Explorer, a vessel designed for sightseeing and whale watching.

Scope of delivery from Brunvoll includes a Triton Hybrid Package consisting of a total electric and battery package including control system for propulsion and manoeuvring.

During sightseeing the vessel will run in full battery/electric mode to ensure a silent and environmentally friendly sailing.

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