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Kongsberg agrees deal for ICG RoPax project

Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a NOK 120 million (approximately US$14 million) Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), a subsidiary of Siem Group, to cover engineering and maritime technology deliveries to a RoPax ferry for Irish Continental Group (ICG).

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Kongsberg Maritime, together with its wholly owned subsidiary Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME), will execute the project. KME will provide all engineering, procurement and project management while Kongsberg Maritime will supply the technology and equipment.

The RoPax ferry will have a cargo capacity of 2,800 lane metres, and an additional dedicated car deck for 300 cars. It will be equipped with 435 passenger cabins, with a total capacity of 1,900 passengers and crew.

The contract includes supply and integration of the electrical, telecom and integrated control systems, project management, interface management and engineering services at all stages. Cables, installation and installation materials for the above systems are also included.

The scope of technology supply includes automation, propulsion control, navigation systems and radio/satellite communications, and other related systems. The engineering and construction phase is estimated to be two years.

“In a challenging market we are very pleased that we can supply a tailor made Electrical, Instrument and Telecom (EIT) solution for the yard and owner with a large scope of both in-house and procured technology,” said Egil Haugsdal, president, Kongsberg Maritime.

“This is our first contract in Germany for a full EPCI scope. As a major shipbuilding nation, Germany is seen as a strategic area for Kongsberg Maritime as we turn our focus to new markets.”{/mprestriction}

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