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LMG Marin signs a Design Contract for three Double Ended Diesel Electric Hybrid ferries for Norled built at Sembcorp Marine in Singapore

LMG Marin signs a Design Contract for three Double Ended Diesel Electric Hybrid ferries for Norled built at Sembcorp Marine in Singapore

LMG Marin has been awarded for the design of three battery-plug-in double ended ferries for the Hella-Vangsnes-Dragsvik connection in Norway. The vessels, with a capacity of 296 passengers and 80 personal cars will feature innovative solutions for environmentally friendly operation, with great focus on ensuring the lowest possible energy consumption. The vessels will be delivered in the Fourth Quarter of 2020. The LMG Marin’s scope of work for this project covers the complete Class documentation.

The ferries will be built according to the LMG 80-DEH design developed by LMG Marin. The design LMG 80-DEH features many energy efficient solutions including general use of heat recovery, full LED lighting, highly efficiency electric power transmission, demand-dependent HVAC system, low friction hull paint and lightweight construction.

Once all three LMG 80-DEH ferries are delivered, the number of LMG Marin designed ferries in the modern Norled fleet will amount a total 13 units with 8 ferries of LMG Marin design currently being built for Norled. This new contract is also another chapter in the fruitful cooperation between LMG Marin and Sembcorp Marine and confirms the Singaporean’s Shipyard ambitions in low environmental footprint technologies.

About LMG Marin
LMG Marin is a naval architecture as well as ship design and engineering house headquartered in Bergen, Norway, with offices in Poland and France. We celebrate our 75th anniversary this year. Our extensive design and engineering portfolio spans floating structures, platforms and a wide variety of ship types, such as drillships; floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSO); floating storage and offloading vessels (FSO); offshore support vessels (OSV); LNG carriers; LNG-powered ships; car ferries; as well as passenger and cruise ships. We also have extensive experience in the design of polar and ice-going ships, with references ranging from arctic ice-breaking coast guard vessels to ice-strengthened ferries for the Baltic region.

LMG Marin is a fully-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine Ltd.

About Sembcorp Marine
Sembcorp Marine provides innovative engineering solutions to the global offshore, marine and energy industries, drawing upon more than 50 years of track record. Sembcorp Marine focuses on four key capabilities, namely, Rigs & Floaters; Repairs & Upgrades; Offshore Platforms; and Specialized Shipbuilding. The shipyard customers include major oil companies, drilling contractors, shipping companies as well as owners and operators of floating production units. The company owns and operates shipyards and other facilities in Singapore, Indonesia, Norway, the United Kingdom, USA and Brazil.

About Norled
Norled AS is one of Norway's largest ferry and express boat operators. The company has 80 vessels and operates ferry and express boat services from the Oslofjord to Troms county. Norled has invested significantly in new types of vessels and eco-friendly technology, and has developed solutions used solely by the company. The company has over 1,100 employees and an annual turnover of NOK 2.1 billion. Norled's head office is in Stavanger, with branch offices in Bergen and Oslo. Norled AS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab AS.

LMG Marin signs a Design Contract for three Double Ended Diesel Electric Hybrid ferries for Norled built at Sembcorp Marine in Singapore