Vard Brevik Orders Innovative Hybrid Marine Drive from Kumera
Ship yard Vard Brevik has awarded Norwegian marine drive specialist Kumera AS a significant contract to deliver its Norgear advanced Multi Step Hybrid Gear for a newbuild Anchor Handling Tug (AHT). The sophisticated new AHT is designed with a green focus and will harness the latest fuel saving solutions to minimise environmental impact and optimise operations.
The Norgear advanced Multi Step Hybrid Gear is a key component in Buksér og Berging AS’ and Vard’s green engine/propulsion system designed for this class of tug. The system is capable of minimising a vessel’s environmental impact by optimising operations for various running modes. Significant fuel savings and emissions reductions are possible through this innovative system design, which is based on existing, proven technology. By enabling different operating modes for different tasks a vessel undertakes, Kumera’s Norgear Multi Step Hybrid Gear can achieve fuel savings up to a level of 40-50% (operation specific).
The project will be executed by Kumera AS (KAS), in close cooperation with Buksér og Berging AS as partner in the development of the gear solution. Kumera AS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kumera Drives OY and has since the 1970s been globally responsible for marine drives within the Kumera Corporation. Kumera AS is a marine drive solutions provider, custom building drives for marine, offshore and subsea applications.
“Kumera is emerging as a preferred supplier of hybrid marine main propulsion gears for the AHT, tug and workboat markets. This new contract shows that our strategy of delivering customised marine drive solutions internationally is appreciated by our customers, especially technically advanced companies like Buksér og Berging AS and Vard that are committed to reducing fuel consumption and harmful environmental emissions,” comments Jukka Kyttälä, CEO, Kumera Corporation.
The vessel is contracted by renowned Norwegian tug boat company Buksér og Berging AS and will be delivered in Q1 2015.
Press Release, November 12, 2013