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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 14:23

Norway launch shows battery propulsion possible on large ships

Hurtigruten's new hybrid expedition ship MS Roald Amundsen has touched water for the first time during a launching ceremony at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The vessel features new hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.

Oclin Hurtigruten shipmainThe launching marks an important milestone in the construction of the world's first hybrid powered expedition ship, that will be fitted with large battery packs for reduced emissions. The MS Roald Amundsen has been branded as the world's greenest, safest and most advanced expedition ship.

As the legendary Norwegian explorer the vessel is named after, MS Roald Amundsen is set to explore some of the most extraordinary places on earth, including Antarctica, the Arctic, Norwegian coast and a full North West Passage crossing in 2019.

Construction for Hurtigruten's second hybrid new build, the near identical sister ship MS Fridtjof Nansen, is well under way at Kleven Yard, where MS Roald Amundsen will now go through her final outfitting. The build of these two ships represents the largest single investment in the history of Hurtigruten.

Hybrid technology, combined with the advanced construction of the hull and effective use of electricity on board will reduce fuel consumption and CO2-emissions on the ships by 20 percent.

Oclin Hurtigrutentall thinHurtigruten say this development shows the future of shipping will be silent and emission free. Sailing on electrical power will also enhance the impact of experiencing nature for the guests. The ship will be specially constructed for voyages in polar waters and serve as a comfortable basecamp at sea bringing adventurers from all over the world.

One of the most exterior design features of the ships will be the two-level indoor/outdoor Observation Deck wrapped around the top of the ships' raked bow. In a vast area behind it is the core of the onboard experience: The Amundsen Science Center.

Packed with technology and high tech gadgets such as touch screens and science equipment, the immersive edutainment area will be the place guests and staff/crew meet, mingle and create a deeper understanding for the areas they explore. The flexible venue will feature lecture spaces, a small library, and speciality areas for workshops in photography, biology, and more. The area, featuring large windows, will also be the onboard HQ for Hurtigruten's hand picked Exedition Team.

The stunning scenery travelled to will be reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian natural materials, such as granite, oak, birch and wool will be used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. MS Roald Amundsen will feature three restaurants inspired by Nordic and Norwegian heritage.

www.hurtigruten.co.uk/our-ships/ms-roald-amundsen