Kongsberg wins EPCI contract for newbuild Ro-Pax ferry

Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract for engineering and maritime technology deliveries to a Ro-Pax ferry for Irish Continental Group (ICG).

The Ro-Pax ferry will have a 194-metre length overall and 31.6-metre beam with 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 and a number of restaurants, bars and lounges on 4 decks, with a total capacity of 1,900 passengers and crew.

The EPCI contract, worth more than NOK120 million (US$14 million), was signed with Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), a subsidiary of Siem Group.

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 a “Full picture” system delivery.

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 these systems are also included.

In addition, a significant technology scope of supply includes; shaft generators, switchboards, automation, propulsion control, navigation systems, and radio/satellite communications.

The engineering and construction phase is estimated to be two years.