Hurtigruten ESS and engine retrofit delivers 23% CO2 emissions cut

Hurtigruten MS Richard With

Source: Hurtigruten

Norwegian ferry and cruise operator Hurtigruten has achieved a 23% reduction in CO2 emissions on its 121-metre passenger vessel Richard With in the first year of service after the conclusion of a retrofit programme. The extensive retrofit by Kongsberg Maritime saw the vessel’s engines replaced with low-emission Bergen engines and the installation of 2.24MWh capacity battery pack.

The extensive refit was conducted in summer 2022 at Myklebust Verft shipyard using Kongsberg Maritime engineering and technology. The vessel has now completed its first year back in service.

The refit programme for Richard With included installation of two hybrid shaft generators, two SaveEnergy 1.120kWh lithium-ion batteries and two Bergen B33:45V engines. It also has new tunnel thruster motors, a retractable azimuth thruster, and controllable pitch propeller blades, plus digital management systems.

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