Kongsberg Wins EPCI Deal for Caledonian’s New Ferries
Norwegian company Kongsberg Maritime will undertake Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Installation (EPCI) contracts for two 100-meter ferries, which will be built for UK’s ferry owner Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL).
Under the contracts, worth some USD 18.9 million, Kongsberg Maritime will supply a ‘Full Picture’ system delivery, while its wholly-owned subsidiary Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME) will provide all engineering, procurement and project management.
The dual-fuel ferries will be are designed to carry 127 cars or 16 HGVs, or a combination of both, and up to 1,000 passengers.
The new vessels will be constructed by the Glasgow-based shipbuilder and marine fabricator, Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (FMEL), under a GBP 97 million contract that was awarded in September 2015.
The contracts include supply and integration of the electrical, telecom and integrated control systems, project management, interface management and engineering services at all stages, as well as cables, installation and installation materials.
Kongsberg Maritime estimated that the engineering and construction phase would last for two years.